Fingle woods for Sue

Chatting to Sue a few days ago, we uncovered a place from her childhood and I said I had been there in the summer, many, many times in fact.

So these pics are for you Sue, sorry there isn’t one of the bridge.

Fingle Bridge is between Drewsteignton and Chagford in the Dartmoor National Park.

There’s lovely circular walk, with some rather steep parts calling at Castle Drogo, the last Castle built in England. You might prefer to paddle in summer, then have lunch at the Fingle Bridge Inn.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

If anyone remembers me that is.

I hope you’re all well and I’m sure you’re looking forward to a better 2021.

I plan to be back this year, although it may be June before I’m posting regularly, that’s when I retire at last. Just five months, I think I’ll cross out the days on a calendar. I can’t wait to have more time to write, take photos, blog and keep working on the garden.

It’s ages since I’ve had my camera out, I just make do with my phone, then get cross with myself when I can’t make the most of a view like this.

The Exe Estuary from the other side

I might have to learn how to create posts all over again as so much has changed.

Lockdown Town

At this time of year town should be vibrant and bustling with shoppers loaded with carrier bags and excited children in tow.

This is the walkway I usually take into the shops and it has a wide area where there’s usually something to see or music to listen to.

Not many people up High Street either.

Lets look downwards is my favourite bit. I like the mural and it’s another place for buskers, with seats to watch the world go by. Just off in the distance are several ancient timbered buildings and the guildhall. I only popped in to pick up a parcel from M&s., trousers that are too big so I’ll have to go again to take them back. Quite a few cafe’s were open , but not enough people for a buzz so home I went.

Even poor lonely Mr Reindeer looked grumpy, still waiting for his lights to go on.

How’ s your home town looking right now?

Stay safe and well lovely people.