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... and 20 minutes queuing is a nightmare on one of the busiest days in the British travellers calendar. Eventually we head back via a reasonable change at Reading and we get to Newton Abbott station and a quick cab ride home.
I'd pre warned our neighbours who had been fantastic at filling our empty fridge and freezer with staples to get us through our first night back. There was a welcome party ready with keys, help ...
... home. We didn't have any snow but it rained hard all Boxing Day
Whilst I was at Hillhead I also walked along the cliffs to Brixham which isn 't very far away but the steep cliff path made it feel like a hundred miles. I like Brixham, it is a quaint fishing town with cheerfully painted houses and a reproduction galleon in the harbour. It has interesting shops and a general feel of vitality. On a separate day I took the bus down to ...
... like they should be on a sunny December day, its Reading next stop.
We are late arriving at Reading so its grab our many bags and dash to platform 5 for the 3.20 to Gatwick. But this so called 1st class carriage consists of 16 seats filled to the brim with cases, travellers, screaming children, prams and Great Western staff going home! The rest of the train is 2 carriages crammed to the hilt with home goers, it reminds me of ...
... catch-up of family news over good food.
Then drove on across Dartmoor again. Stopped to climb to a Tor on Burrator Moor before driving to Lee Moor and on to Ivybridge.
Stayed again with Jenny and Rhidian, whom we stayed with in February. Another lovely night in front of a roaring fire with good food and lots of chatting. Great to see them ...
Lazy day, with late brekkie. Drove with Liz and John via Torpoint and then Millbrook to Maker Heights, when we sat outside to eat lunch overlooking Cawsand - amazing in late November!
Then walked across Mt Edgecombe parkland along an inlet from the sea to Cremyll, when we had a drink in the old pub, the Edgecombe Arms, before walking back; in all, about 3 miles.
Lovely lazy dinner in front of a roaring fire. So good to see our old pals ...