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Dartmoor is extensive high ridge country north of Plymouth, with open grassland, forests, gullies and gorges, wild ponies, sheep, army, prison, pubs, and lots of legends.
We had lunch with Allan and Lesley and Jake at a pub run by an award winning chef, then did a loop up over the moor on our way to the next call at Ivybridge.
... a battle with cancer leaving a huge chasm in our lives. We were happy to be able to tell him that Sam and I were expecting our first child, his 4th great-grandchild but we're terribly sad that they'd never meet. It was sad for me to be losing my one remaining grandparent, but a finer example of a family man I could not wish for from a Grandad.
But as we found whilst travelling, with ...
We stayed with good friends John and Liz Ellison in the lighthouse keepers' cottage on Whitsand Bay. The shoreline has been devastated by the winter storms, so the white sand of previous years has been removed to expose great bars of rock.
On the peninsula there are small villages, one of the prettiest being Cawsand.
Also the Mt Edgecumbe estate is home to an extensive and spectacular carmelia ...
Plymouth has always been a strategic port for England, none more so than when the Spanish armada called. Part of the armada anchored in the bay, whereupon Francis Drake declared he had to finish his game of bowls before sorting them out. The storm gods were on his side, and the rest is ...
It seems forever since we returned from our trip, and slowly I'm sorting through the photos taken. Up to yet there are nearly 2000 piccies and quite a few videos. I know you don't want to be bored silly but as quite a few of you wanted to see them I thought Id share some wildlife ones first taken whilst we were travelling. (You must click on an individual photo to read the information that's attached)
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