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Devon 19 - Day 4


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Miserable start to the day. Well, not at 5.30am when Reggie decided he needed to go out into the garden. At least he had a pee!

At 6.30am it was Claire's turn to get up. Parenting a ???? seems like having a baby! He did nothing but run off the night asleep.

By the time we got up at 8.30am - it is Sunday - it was raining. Grey and very chilly. I thought about getting the woodburner alight but have no idea where to start although it looks to have wood in it. It's a long time since I was a boy scout lighting fires. I did have a badge for it... I also had hand axe and knife...

We decided on a National Trust site at Arlington Court near Barnstaple.

TomTom said it was about 40 minutes away and for once it was almost accurate.

The site is also the home of the National Trust Carriage Museum.

After a coffee we set off on the 2 mile circular walk around the estate. Although the weather was iffy when we set off, but it looked up.

The walk is pretty up and down. The first part goes through an avenue of monkey puzzle trees. Amazing. Some are massive.

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

Arlington Court NT

This was just the beginning!

The lake itself wasn't all that exciting. Along the route were photo suggestions. A photo in a frame and above it an empty frame to show where to shoot.

The bridge over the stream from the lake was full of dragonflies. Very colourful.

Claire wanted to go to the gardens and I headed to the dog poo bin and the carriage museum. The collection is quite extensive.

We rejoined Claire and needed a cup of tea so headed back to the tea shop behind the main house.

Some four hours after arriving and just before the house closed we left and headed back to the Cottage.

As we joined the A39 we found ourselves in the centre of a stinkwheel convoy. Three Vespa scooters that were headed for Lands End.

I pulled over to let the two from behind overtake and we lost sight of them.

Back home we had another cream tea. This time with ASDA scones. Very nice.

Another Cream Tea!

Another Cream Tea!

In the end it's all about the clotted cream with the scone is simply a delivery method.

Posted by InvictaMoto 17:19 Archived in United Kingdom

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