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.
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.
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.