Thursday, 5 June 2014

New adventures down Memory Lane

Some of you will know that we lived in Devon 15 years ago and spent a happy 9 months living in a small village just outside Plymouth. When we returned, we found that the area was as beautiful as we remembered.

 


A trip to Dartmoor was high on our list of places to revisit and we soon found an afternoon to pull on our walking boots and set off. We love the spectacular views, tumbling streams and wildlife. As well as having a very nice paddle in the water we saw newts, gorse bushes, swifts, wild sheep and Dartmoor ponies amongst others.

 


One of our favourite places was always Plymbridge woods. It is a river valley with lots of woodland and lovely walks along the stream and across the viaduct. We were pleased that the deckhands liked it as much as us. Whilst walking here we discovered the peregrine falcons, which are being protected by the National Trust. The lovely rangers showed us the nest through their telescopes on our first visit and a week later we saw the newly hatched, very fluffy chicks.

 


Driving round Devon, especially when you are not used to travelling by car, is an experience. The boys discovered the excitement of having the hedgerow joining you in the car through the open window, streams running down the centre of the road and moss lined alleys with trees dipping their branches over the lanes.
 

We are still enjoying visiting old favourites and finding new places to enjoy. It was whilst we were reminiscing and touring old haunts one day that we found this road sign so we really did travel down Memory Lane.


 
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