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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon » Plymouth June 20th 2022

Hi everyone It’s count down now .we leave Devon on wed ,so it’s packing and cleaning,they say all good things come to an end,till the next good thing!! I’ve put a few photos on to finish the Devon blog,hope you have all enjoyed them. We go to Wiltshire CALNE so watch this space for the next blog SK... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon » Plymouth June 11th 2022

Hi again to everyone We visited a small area of Dartmoor ,we went to Haytor to see the rocks.and the wild ponies came down ,so we had a good view of them They roam free on the moors,they all belong to different pony keepers,they round them up each year in the Autumn,then decide which poniesto keep on moor and which to sell.The foals are usually weaned from their mothers at this time. We enjoyed our day and met a lovely local couple and filled us in on all the local history. Today saturday we went to the area they call the Barbican,it’s the name given to the western and northern sides of Sutton harbour of Plymouth in Devon,it was one of the few parts of the city to escape most of the destruction of the Blitz ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon » Kingsbridge June 4th 2022

Hi everyone We have been out and about to different local areas here in Devon,yesterday was a brilliant day shorts and top where the dress code,couldn’t believe how beautiful and sunny the day was. Today was wet and windy,but we are having fun. We were invited to Queens Jubilee party today,started at 12 midday and finished at 6pm,about 17 people from the neighbourhood,we had an amazing time,so many laughs,lovely people so much fun,we really appreciate them inviting us. Enjoy the photos SK... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon » Salcombe May 29th 2022

Hi Again We went to Salcombe the other day,as the weather was going to be beautiful and sunny. Salcombe is a popular resort town in the south Hams district of Devon,the town close to the mouth of the Kingsbridge Estuary,it lies within the south Devon area of outstanding natural Beauty. We had a fun day out talking to the locals,there is only one way in and another out as the roads are so narrow!! It was mid term break and very busy. From the 2nd June to the 5th June England will be celebrating the Queens Jubilee. Our 2nd house sit in Hereford was cancelled at the last moment,I applied for another one that day and we got it ,with the exact dates we wanted,so on the 22nd June we go to Wiltshire,Calne. Enjoy the pictures ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon » Dartmouth May 19th 2022

Hello Everyone We have had a lazy week here in Newton Ferrers,catching up on sleep,and basically chilling out in this lovely enviroment. Kevin with the dog Jessie went on a walk near here across the estuary and they walked all the way to the open sea.came back across the estuary and water was coming in quick.Jessie swam across and Kevin had water to his knee!!! they loved it. Today we went to Dartmouth on the river Dart,they had ferries going to different places and lovely quaimt shops ,it was 25 miles from home through beautiful countryside. Today it feels we are on holiday and it was our first sightseeing day,and believe or not it was a beautiful sunny day.The other day we did go into Plymouth to the Mall to sort a few things out it ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon May 14th 2022

Hi everyone Arrived safely in UK,picked up our car,and spent 1 night near airport.had a good trip down to Devon,Sandy and Andrew welcomed us with open arms. Introduced us to there neighbours and fed us for 2 days.very friendly people.the weather is okay but a bit cold,but early days yet,I’m sure it will get warmer. SK... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon May 7th 2022

As I mentioned trekking poles in our last blog, it made us think about our gear and how, for the most part, good it has been! So with that in mind, we thought we’d do a kit review for anyone that may be interested and looking for thoughts / advice on the following: 1. Trekking Poles - Fozan compact 4 cork grip Are trekking poles worth using?… yes! Are these ones good?… yes! Why’d you recommend?… Not only do they really help with hiking up and down hills (taking some of the pressure off your legs and knees!) and have been found to increase your efficiency in walking, but they have so many other uses too!: - guide-rope marker to prevent tripping - washing line (made from guide-ropes) holder / pole - tent door holder / ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon May 5th 2022

Waking up to another sunny day, we were feeling lucky and grateful for all the good weather we had had this trip… and also very hot very quickly, as we hiked up to Berry’s Head out of Brixham. The coast path evened out a little for a short while and we enjoyed magnificent views across the water and of the undulating coastline ahead; mentally preparing us for our upcoming section of steep ups and downs. And this is where I think I should mention a bit of kit that may seem a little nerdy and perhaps underrated by some: the trekking pole! Being able to have something to grip on to, both going up and down, really supports your legs and helps keeps your balance and is something we’d 100% recommend using (even if I am ... read more
Berry’s head
St Mary’s bay
Shaded paths

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon May 4th 2022

Sad to say there was no ferry to start todays walk (though apparently quite a few people do take the ferry from Torquay to Brixham to avoid what is known as a busy and urban section of the coastal path), so we should have been able to quickly get going. However, rejoining the coast line at Torquay sea front to walk the path (which does run beside the busy road) we were soon stopped in our tracks with a ‘road closed - use diversion’ sign, including pedestrians; argh. This resulted in us then finding a public footpath sign a bit further up which we thought would get us away from the busy road for a bit, only to find it looped back down to road closed sign again! More argh. Back up to the main road ... read more
Steam train a coming
Lots of beach huts
Choo choo

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon May 3rd 2022

Another ferry to start the day again, only this time the sun was shining and we had checked yesterday evening that it was running this time. We made sure we were there for the first one across to Shaldon, finding out that 10am actually means 10:20 Teignmouth time, but hey ho we weren’t rushing. It also meant we met and chatted to an older couple who turns out are also keen walkers, with the fella saying how he did the Penine way when he first retired and now hikes in Scotland every February with friends! After the short but pleasant ride across the estuary, we began the trail straight off with…a steep hill climb! However, rewarded with a stunning view almost straight away, with the sun shining and clear skies ahead, and feeling warmed up and ... read more
Ferry to Shaldon
Beautiful views
Pretty flowers




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