Day 55 03-07-2016 Sun enroute

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After breakfast all four of us went for a walk to a meadow alongside the Tone River, specifically to French Weir, as this is where Joan’s father had taken her for Sunday walks. To get there we passed through an … Continued

Day 54 02-07-2016 Sat Taunton

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We had been keen to walk in downtown Taunton but had been deterred by the locals’ opinion of their home town. Today we did get around to doing just that with Maria and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Notable … Continued

Day 53 01-07-2016 Fri Taunton

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A long day packed with interesting places. We had a relaxed and late-ish start. After a drive through lovely Somerset and Devon countryside, our first stop was at Tarr Steps – a stepping-stone crossing of the River Ex. We watched … Continued

Day 52 30-06-2016 Thu Taunton

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We had a relaxed start to our last day in Salcombe and bade farewell to our friends the Salts who drove off to walk on Dartmoor. We left at about 10:30 and then drove east over to the coast via … Continued

Day 51 29-06-2016 Wed Salcombe

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It wasn’t such a nice day with rain until early afternoon – it was going to be a completely lazy day. Brian and I drove over to do food shopping at Tesco’s. After a rest (I am not well – the … Continued

Day 50 28-06-2016 Tue Salcombe

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  Contrary to expectations, it was a bright and sunny day, so we followed the Salts over to Hope Cove about seven miles away. What a wonderful sight greeted us there, with green fields sloping down to the sea. We … Continued

Day 49 27-06-2016 Mon Salcombe

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It’s late, so I must be brief. For several days now I have been drawn, siren-like, to the hill on the opposite side of Salcombe harbour, and today was the time to scratch that itch. We crossed on the tiny … Continued

Day 48 26-06-2016 Sun Salcombe

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Another lazy start. We farewelled the last of the Irish relos at noon and then set off by car for East Prawle, where Helen had previously spotted an interesting pub. We were driving through magic scenery here in The Hams … Continued

Day 47 25-06-2016 Sat Salcombe

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After a good rest and a lazy start to the day, we walked with Helen down into the village and took the very small ferry to the other side of the harbour. Here we took a trail to headland south … Continued

Day 46 24-06-2016 Fri Salcombe

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We farewelled our boys and then went out to wait for the car that had been organised by Hakim, the laundry man several doors down. We had tried to phone a minicab company early yesterday evening, but we could not … Continued

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