Devon and the Seaside

Trip Start Jun 23, 2012
Trip End Aug 02, 2012

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Off to Dartmouth today on our own so Sam and Maggie can get prepared to come to Wales with us tomorrow. Took us a while, some dodgy lane ways (thanks to stupid gps), some small arguments between driver and navigator (who is apparently useless) and we got there. Such a lovely spot with heaps of boats and pretty Victorian houses perched on the steep hillsides. After a cod and chips lunch we walked about and took in the sights. Set off for Torquey which was very busy and touristy but a gorgeous spot on the Devon coast. We made it back home after lots of wrong turns again...if you get off the major highways it takes ages to get back in the right direction. Back by 6.30 and our beautiful host Maggie has tea ready for us!
We have absolutely loved it here and are grateful that Tracy Phil (as Maggie calls her) sent us their way 3 years ago. Would be sad to think this is our last visit, so will aim to come back again! Sam and Kevin have endless conversations about farming methods, prices etc, most likely no one else we meet on this trip will be interested, so he is lapping it up!
After tea Maggie has another school end of years function, but this time I opt for a walk to their back stream in the mud! I picture Eliza Bennett (Pride & Prejudice for non fans) walking this kind of countryside and it's easy to conjure this in my mind! Love it here!
I am having a few issues uploading photos but hope to put some up soon. Thanks for comments...hope you are enjoying my blog, any news from home welcome...gather it's pretty cold.
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Jude on

Am having a wonderful time as you are very capably transporting me from my fireplace in the idyllic village of Bute to a wonderful part of England ....I hope the lights are still on when we finally get there.....It all sounds wonderful, at the end of the day it's the people that share the journey with you that make the memories so precious.Rain here ...well showers...about 50pts since you left.Beautiful...Looking forward to next instalment...xx

Curtis Clan on

Glad you are having a great time and can just see Kevy being the talk of the town with all the English farmers. Sounds like you are having a ball and love reading about your adventures. I see you to are eating your way through England like us (well maybe not as much as I talked about it lol) Look forward to seeing some photo's. Big hug to you both from Brayden and Moo.

Jeff and Ann on

Bit surprised Beth to read that you are drinking so much TEA! Isn't there anything stronger than that. Kev look out for Theakston's Old Peculiar Ale. Jeff fell in love with it! Glad to see the driving going so well, at least you can blame the gps to some extent. Crows came back from disasterous first quarter to beat richmond by 3 goals in the end. (*#^%#) Umpires. B hopeless!!! Glad to hear of all your adventures. Keep enjoying.


Tracy P on

Glad to hear my friends are spoiling you! It is wonderful to live and be a part of everyday life in Cornwall. Say hi to my #2 Mum and Dad and hope you enjoy Wales. Excellent weather here at Ayres Rock... Tshirts & shorts but cool at night. Take care and continue having a great time. Xx

Diane on

Good to hear the gps is working well you two!!!! Glad you called into Torquay. Mum, Teresa and I stayed there in 1975 - a touristy seaside town, we went to a local production at the theatre there which was good. Yes, it has been very cold here even though some blue skies. Glad the Crows got their act together! Had a good weekend in Adelaide, minded Taj on Sat. night then went to family reunion (on Dad's side) at the Brighton Esplanade Hotel on Sunday which was great to see everyone again (much better than at funerals!). Keep well and more driving soon, don't get agro with the bus driver!!! xx

Diane on

Great photos Beth, enjoyed the foxgloves and seeing the magnificent accommodation at Colwells. You lucky people. I see what you mean when you swoon over the countryside and staying in that lovely old home. Yes, we are dreaming back here!!!

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