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Travel Blogs from Torquay
Damian says that if he were writing this blog, he would start it with the hotel we had reserved for Friday and Saturday in Totnes. "You could imagine someone hanging themselves from the beams of that place," he said when we were safely away from it.
Claire and I had arrived at the Totnes station shortly after Damian had gotten off the …
... where she and Craig used
to live in Lacey Green before moving to York. We had googled it but
it was good to actually see it.
collected us for dinner with her parents, and her sister Christine
who had flown in from Switzerland that afternoon with her two year
old son Jasper – a bright, lively little fellow with an infectious
smile and laugh. Christine's husband Paul was to arrive the next
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 ...
... not that I'm wanting it to fly by! As the coach pulled away leaving my family stood there waving, behind their sunglasses which were hiding the tears, it dawned on me. I'm off. I'm on my way to Asia. Alone. The excitement is slowly building and it's starting to feel real! This time tomorrow I'll be backpacking in the Middle East commencing this long awaited adventure! ...
The next morning Shane went into work and we got up late. After lunch Shane took us up to a part of his old farm where he still owned a game reserve. About 2000 acres set aside solely for animals. This used to be a good business as hunters would pay large amounts of money to go on hunting camps. Now lots of the game had been poached, the fence has been pulled down and stolen.