Friday, 16 January 2015

A decent walk

We managed to get out for what I call more of a decent walk today.  The sun was shining when we set off from the car park in Yelverton and within a short distance we saw lots of Dartmoor ponies grazing.
We love this walk as it’s one of the few places where you can walk knowing that your hiking shoes aren’t going to get totally covered in dirt.  It’s also nice to see the changes in the landscape throughout the seasons too.  The river was flowing quickly as we walked over Gem Bridge, not surprising with the amount of rain we have had recently.
There were lots of buds coming on the many Rhododendrons that grow along this track.  We stopped off at our usual halfway point appropriately named the Halfway Inn initially for lunch but sadly they were not serving meals today due to a bereavement but we did stop for some liquid refreshment.  Just as well we did decide to stop as the skies opened and it hammered down with rain.  Thankfully by the time we had finished our drinks it had stopped and we were able to continue with our walk into Tavistock where we caught the bus back to Yelverton.  Again it was timed perfectly as it started raining again just as we stepped on the bus.
While it might not have been the perfect day weather wise it was nice to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the countryside again.

I managed to make some good progress on the Halloween SAL, the second witch is about halfway to completion.  I hope to work on it some more tomorrow evening and try hard to get it completed as quickly as possible now.
Tomorrow I am going to a card workshop with a couple of friends which we are all looking forward to very much – I just hope the drive up to Exmouth isn’t too bad – more rain forecast with the possibility of snow!


Brigitte said...

Nice pirctures from your walk. And some lovely progress on your Witches piece.

Lesley said...

Great progress on your stitching Linda.
My dad lived in Exmouth. We moved there when I was 9 in 1967. My step mom is still there.I miss the sea.
My grandparents lived in Dartmouth,my favourite place to visit,with so many happy memories.
Hope you get to Exmouth ok and have a great day.

Kate said...

Looks and sounds like a lovely outing, Linda, and good timing with the rain.

Julie said...

It's nice to be out in the winter air, blows the germs away.