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Friday, 20 March 2015

Partial Eclipse and Lopwell Dam

Today the UK had a partial eclipse – in the Plymouth area we were supposed to have witnessed about 86% coverage of the sun by the moon.  If we did then it was difficult to tell as the morning started off with hazy cloud and I have to be honest the partial eclipse only seemed to make it feel as though I’d woken up to a grey day.

DH had taken the day off work and we had decided to go to Lopwell Dam for a walk.  There was a hazy sunshine when we arrived, no breeze and it was low tide which meant we were able to walk across the dam and wander round the nature trail.

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The ruins of old Ferryman’s cottage can still be seen and all around the trail there were lots of primroses brightening up the place.
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The Old Pump House has been turned into a restaurant and visitor centre and we were able to sit out on the terrace and enjoy a hot drink and delicious homemade chocolate cake.  They allow well behaved dogs there which is always in a places favour as far as we are concerned.  I can never understand how our furry friends are barred from so many places, especially as unruly children never seem to be barred.  Thankfully there were no unruly children there and we had a lovely time enjoying the view.

6 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Our view of the partial eclipse was pretty much the same. The only way we knew it had occurred was that 5 mins later the sky became visibly lighter but still fiull of dull cloud so a bit of a damp squib. Our daughter fared better in Derbyshire. Your photos of the Dam look impressive.We went into town today and sat on the stern of the tea barge moored on the riverside. The swans and Canadian geese were very attentive and had the crumbs from our scones.
My wool arrived and like yours the order only took a few days. Colours are lovely. I have my pattern sorted so must get my needles out. Hugs Mrs A.

Kate said...

Looks like a delightful spot, Linda!

cucki said...

Wow so beautiful
Lovely place :)

Brigitte said...

This must have been a great spring walk with your DH. Thanks for the lovely pictures.
We saw the partial eclipse as well, there were no clouds at all and it got a bit darker than before. An interesting experience.

Julie said...

WE had a great look at the partial eclipse, lovely clear skies and it went very cold and darkish.
That looks a lovely place to visit.

Karen K said...

Looks beautiful and big thumbs up for being dog friendly too

k x