09/04/2010

A long walk home

In this part of the world we have 100 inches of rain a year so when we have bright sunny days like today it is best to take advantage of it! I feel very privileged to be able to do this – I neglected the sorting, unpacking and general admin of moving into a new home  to start exploring my locality! I took a local bus to Tavistock my nearest town and then walked home……….

7 miles  (11 kms)

I started here in the park where lots of families were enjoying the sunshine  and catkins and spring blossom were showing their splendor

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I felt buoyant and full of the joys of spring!! 

Once out of town I arrived on Roborough Downs DSC00106

these ponies roam wild in this area and on nearby Dartmoor – I love the stocky ones with short stubby legs, gentle eyes and shaggy manes!

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and the elegant white ponies (maybe this is a unicorn!)

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there were some perfect stones where I could sit and eat my cheese and pickle sandwiches!

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A day of long shadows

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Maybe a lunch time stopping place next time!

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Or maybe here……………………….!DSC00134

or at the aptly named ‘Double Waters’ where the Rivers Tavy and Walkham meet……………….

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Across the old bridge…………….

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And up another Devon county lane …..

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I’m still fixated by trees! This time an English one!

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And guess what else?

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I fear I am repeating myself!

A perfect final resting point just 20minutes from home!

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3 and a half hours and I was home to a well earned glass of wine and hot bath!

See you on my next ramble!

5 comments:

Wild Somerset Child said...

Oh I will have to catch up with you - at present working in the Somerset Levels and amazed to have wifi access.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Wonderful walk...such a beautiful countryside...loved the rest stops and I would have needed them all...seven miles!! Thank you for the tour!

Jeane said...

7 miles! you're a better woman then I am Rosie - pics are wonderful :)

Annie said...

Wonderful! Thanks for taking us along with you. You have so much variety close by. I love those trees with the dead ivy still clinging and that final view across to distant hills.

BLACK AND WHITE said...

Rosie, ♥♥♥