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... Cardiologist. What will happen next, who knows. But we will, no doubt keep you informed.
So I'm sorry but the planned 9 weeks blog is a sad 2 weeks only. I hope you enjoy what there is and ANY comments on here will be hugely and gratefully received. That way I know you have read it and that IF we are lucky enough to do anymore travel in the future, I will blog again.
Many thanks for listening, hopefully speak again ...
A very happy Christmas to all my friends and relatives.
On my last blog page I reported that I had had to spend a couple of days in Portsmouth waiting for my motorhome to be repaired. It was a great relief to finally leave there and to head off to an upmarket caravan site on the edge of Swannage (Dorset). It is just my luck, however, that when I finally book a site with a heated indoor swimming pool, I miss the first two days because of ...
So it begins. The bags are packed we're ready to go, as the song says. Goodbye Wilbraham Court and our lovely neighbours for 9 weeks of exotic travels. Beryl our wonderful friend drives us to the station as by the wonders of Brunels famous railway we are on our way from Newton Abbot, Devon to pastures new. Gosh we're excited. The joys of 1st class rail means for maybe the last time for some days we can sit back relax and be waited ...
... 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 ...
Other places to stay in Newton Abbot
142 / 148 Queen Street, Newton Abbot | 2 star hotelfrom $103
Ipplepen, Newton Abbot | Hotelfrom $133
Sandy Park, Newton Abbot | Hotelfrom $123
Preston, Newton Abbot | Hotelfrom $112
Newton Road, Newton Abbot | Hotelfrom $120