Sunday, 31 October 2010
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Friday, 22 October 2010
and we just relished the peacefulness, the sounds of the stags rutting in the nearby forest, and the pheasant running across our path. We were even lucky enough to spot a Heron fishing for his lunch on the river.
Thursday, 21 October 2010
White witches, fairies and goblins would be most welcome in this rambling Inn. Everywhere you turn you can find another annex to the room, each with a different function for example a wishing well room!
Even the outside of the building wants to draw you into it's story
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Apart form the many donation boxes that are marked by the bronze statues, there are many many plaques with donation details of patrons for the sanctuary.
So far it had been a very full day. We stopped off for some lunch at a lovely public house, The Rolle Arms. The food was excellent, and we would recommend it to anyone headed in that direction. Both of the dogs were welcomed with open arms, and given treats, while we ate our meal.
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
We decided on the car park, not to go into the paid side of the building, but kept the visit to the plant sales building. All the time, very disappointed with what we were seeing - certainly not a paradise!
Both of the dogs got treated like royalty by everyone. After all who can resist a pair of handsome westies, when they look so cute together!
After our afternoon tea, we continued our walk through the grounds and headed back down the hill towards the village once more.
It was another lovely visit to this beautiful village.
Monday, 18 October 2010
It was a pretty awful journey up, as what normally takes us about an hour and a half to drive, took nearly four hours, due to a terrible accident further ahead of us, at Okehampton. The road was closed and traffic was stationary whilst the emergency services took charge of the situation.
Despite this, we arrived finally, and set up the caravan and put up the awning on our pitch, and then collapsed and relaxed for the evening.
On Sunday we were expecting Sally-Ann and Mike to join us on site with their RV for the rest of the week. We were very excited as we had not seen them for about 3 and a half weeks. They had been up to Norfolk for a holiday, and coupled that with a trip to the Moorfields Eye Hospital for Mikes latest check up, so there would be plenty to catch up on and talk about. They got to site at about 3pm and got hooked up and settled, and we then decided on a relaxing afternoon before we hit the roads for the sight seeing during the week.
Monday was the first planned outing, and as the forecast was good we decided to go off to Canonteign Falls, somewhere we all fancied going.
We arrived by mid morning and, having paid our entrance fee made our way up the path towards the woodlands and the tempting sounds of water crashing from the falls.
always climbing higher and higher
at some points the sounds of the rushing water were quite loud