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Devon 19 - Day 6

Or Bust!


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Didn't we have a lovely time on Dartmoor?

No we didn't.

I set up a route to take in some bronze age and medieval settlements on the rugged moors.

We set off and ahead the weather looked increasingly black overhead and then it simply pee'd down. Roads began to run with water. None of this deterred the locals who continued to drive way too fast for winding country roads.

We aborted and set a course for Okehampton, somewhere to the west of our position. In the end we passed through and decided to head back to the cottage.

By chance we saw a sign right to a small town called Hatherleigh. A chance for a cup of something and Reggie to "stretch his legs" etc.

There is a Co-Op shop and a nice thatched cottage lined high street. Plus, find of the day, One Market Street Cafe, where we had lunch.

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Pasties and chips for us and a bowl of water and a gravy bone for Reggie. I also had a bonio in his accessory bag.

Claire popped into the Co-Op for essentials of clotted cream and scones... We have plenty of strawberry jam.

Shepherd Statues

Shepherd Statues

We always "seal" the scone with butter, then apply jam and then the clotted cream. But apparently that is wrong in Devon where the cream goes on before the jam. Weird. Maybe give it a try this afternoon.

Once back on the road we had a shortish trip back to Langtree and the cottage. We tend to eat out at lunchtime and eat in each evening and have yet to try any of the local pubs. Today will be the same.

Once back. Kettle on. And sit reading in the shingled enclosed garden.

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Although Reg looks to be sleeping we need to wear him out a bit. Next. The Tarka Trail.

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The Tarka Trail was nearby and we had a walk for a couple of miles and Reggie enjoyed sniffing all the way up and back. Dinner in and then a bit of TV before bed.

Tomorrow we are going to a friend's to catch up and have lunch.

Posted by InvictaMoto 12:49 Archived in United Kingdom

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