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Debbie does...round the world
29th Sep 2012 - Cornwall England
Driving through Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire and West Sussex

A long day driving today.

Left approx 0930 and headed eventually towards Dartmoor as i made a last minute decision I wanted M to drive this way. It was a gorgeous autumn day - one of those days that is warmish with lots of blue sky with fluffy white clouds drifting across and really nothing you would change about it.

Stopped in Tavistock for a Costa coffee - arent iphones and the internet wonderful - you just plug in Costa coffee and it tells you the nearest place and provides you a map to negotiate the town streets to get there. Doesnt tell you it was market day though. M was remarkably patient with my directions.

Then into Dartmoor proper - I was so excited - I know im strange. This was my first proper moor and it was everything I thought it should be. Shame we didnt have time to go out for a proper scramble over the moors but I did get photo stops. It was just magnificent - hards to put into words how it looked - maybe the photos will do it justice. Quick stop outside Dartmoor prison - M did threaten to leave me here. The countryside was just so beautiful and made me a little homesick. Sometimes even I cant deny that England is a pretty country.

Onto Exeter in Devon where we stopped for 2 hours with my 'third' cousins Charlotte and Becky and Charloot's just about one year old daughter Lara - she was so sweet and adorable. Took to the new faces quickly and just amused herself whilst we chatted. It was good to catch up as its been 2 years - at least a year too long. Pam was unfortunately away in Scicily.

We continued driving through Dorset and Hampshire - weather remaining glorious. Stopped at the Coach and Horse in Winterbourne Abbas - wonderful place with good good food - had kumara fries and a stone baked pizza.

Continued driving and eventually reached Horsham about 2000. a wonderful holiday which has ended too soon but ending with a lovely driving day.



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Diary Photos

'top' of Dartmoor

'top' of Dartmoor

'top' of Dartmoor

'top'of Dartmoor

'top'of Dartmoor

'top' of Dartmoor

Dartmoor

Dartmoor

Dartmoor and sheep

Dartmoor

Dartmoor

Dartmoor Prison

Road through Dartmoor

Dartmoor

Road through Dartmoor

Another road through Dartmoor

Dartmoor ponies for Rachel

Dartmoor

Dartmoor

Dartmoor

Dartmoor

M being patient

Dartmoor


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