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Travel Blogs from Torquay
... walked to one of the two local pubs for a drink then back
home to bed.
Wednesday the 18th
of September – after
breakfast the sun was shining through clouds as we walked around the
charming village of Whimple. It is very pretty with some thatched
houses and an impressive church where Janthia and Roger are
bell-ringers. We enjoyed lunch at the other pub – curry for for
This morning we did some exploring of the countryside around us. Pete went of for a short run as directed by Cary - he missed the first turn he was meant to take as it looked like a farm track. Consequently, he ended up with a longer than intended run! The kids and I went for a walk around the lanes with Cary, Eddie and their Emily. Still no sign of any wildlife though. After lunch, we headed off ...
... causing a great deal of stress to many friends, about how quickly my departure time was approaching and how much I had to do still, I slowly, with much procrastination, ploughed through my checklist of tasks! With only an hour sleep last night, my emotions have undoubtedly been all over the place! Never did I realise how difficult saying goodbye would be to family ...
... to restore the once thriving reserve but is reluctant to spend any money as it could be taken from him and re allocated, as were 4 of his farms he had worked hard to build up. He had to move away from farming and has concentrated his attentions on his other business Earth moving, building Dams and roads and the hire of large machinery to the Mining companies (coal, Diamond and Gold). ...
... crew, a captain and a man serving drinks. The captain had an easy job driving but the other guy worked hard making drinks for the thirsty guests! We all were in a fab tipsy mood and Kate and Sarah said we should go to the Boma restaurant. When the boat docked at about 6 30 we went straight to the restaurant. On arriving the staff put African robes on us and the boys joined in with some traditional dancing. They served a huge Buffet and gave out drums to ...