Dartmoor

colin on June 1st, 2013

We stopped at Postbridge where there are two bridges standing almost side-by-side. One of the bridges looks to be several hundred years old, the other, several thousand. I dunno, there was no information sign, so I can only guess. Actually, I’m not sure that Postbridge is the correct location known as “Two Bridges”. A few […]

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colin on June 1st, 2013

After leaving Hound Tor, we drove towards Postbridge, and passed many semi-wild animals on the way. There are sheep, goats, and of course, the famous Dartmoor ponies. They are really cute, especially the foals. They are also relatively tame given that they are also semi-wild. They are pretty accustomed to seeing tourists, I guess. There […]

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colin on June 1st, 2013

Hound Tor is a granite outcrop on Dartmoor, near the village of Widecombe-in-the-moor. Legend has it that the Tor was created when a pack of dogs was turned to stone. Well, maybe. It’s also believed to have offered some inspiration to Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle for his story “The Hound of the Baskervilles“. It was used […]

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colin on June 1st, 2013

Yesterday we took a load of Sandra’s mothers’ things from Bideford down to Plymouth. At 95, she finally accepts that she can no longer look after herself, so she’s now in a care home. So Sandra & I found ourselves in (or near) Plymouth with a week or so to spare before we need to […]

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