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Trig Points

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Do you know where you are?   England is dotted with over 6000 hidden-in-plain-sight concrete pillars. I had never heard of them until now, but once I did, I had to go find myself a few. They are called Trig Points. With Satellites and cell phones it’s easy to know where you are. But 75 […]

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Walking London: Tate to Tate

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     Good Morning Therm. I can’t believe you haven’t been to London. It seems like every time I turn around you’re jaunting off to some South Asian country just to make me jealous.      So London. For a day. What should you do?      The list of stupendous things to do in London is endless, […]

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Stone Circles, Sherlock Holmes and the Rain at Grimspound [Part 3]

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    The interior of the large stone circle was littered with small huts, some more elaborate than others. This one has an entryway, which is where the men of 4000 years ago would leave their umbrellas when returning home to their overstuffed chair.     And the same hut, from a different perspective.     And the ponies of the […]

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Stone Circles, Sherlock Holmes and the Rain at Grimspound [Part 2]

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    After the coffee and the fire at the Two Bridges hotel warmed our bones, we set out again as it was not raining at the moment.     I had read a couple websites, and a couple guidebooks on how to get to Grimspound. It seems, if the weather is nice and a walk is in order, […]

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Stone Circles, Sherlock Holmes and the Rain at Grimspound [Part 1]

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     In this continuing adventure of walking on the moor, we had left my mother and I suceeding in only two of our three goals. [For the first adventure click here: The Devon Moors: Walking Near Two Bridges, [Part 1] ]     We had found beautiful scenery, more than enough to make the stunningly beautiful seem […]

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The Devon Moors: Walking Near Two Bridges [Part 3]

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     The next photograph is a 360 degree panorama taken from the second tor.      [Please click on it to see it at full size, and maybe even click on it twice if your browser scales photographs for size.]      Starting on the left of the photograph, the oak trees are just barely visible in […]

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The Devon Moors: Walking Near Two Bridges [Part 2]

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     Over one of the round soft hills, and suddenly there is a grove of trees. An out of place grove of trees, which can’t even be seen for most of the walk. This (pod? leave? root) that’s it, a random group of trees is now called a root of trees. – –      Where […]

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The Devon Moors: Walking Near Two Bridges, [Part 1]

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     Many people have many reasons for visiting Dartmoor, but I think mine were slightly different: To stare at the beautiful scenery till I felt like I was living in Hobbiton, till amazing, sickening cuteness drove me insane. To break in my new Wellies, and to find Sherlock Holmes and his stone hut/home while he […]

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Once By Train: Walking From Budleigh Salterton to Exmouth

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Once upon a time, there were two train lines that terminated in Exmouth. One is still in use and travels from Exeter to Exmouth through Lympstone. The other one came through Budleigh Salterton to Exmouth. The branch line that came through Budleigh was closed in 1967, when many of the smaller lines in England were […]

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What Not To Say In A Pub

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      Sunday afternoon and I’m walking in the drizzle along the Exe Estuary. It’s not raining hard enough to put up the umbrella, just enough to gently bead water on the right side of my glasses from the soft tail wind.       I am supposed to be at home editing stories or photographs, but I […]

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Not So Sweet

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      Today was sunny again, after three days of constant drizzle. I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining. I enjoy the rain, the gray days sitting inside, looking out the window and dreaming. But I also enjoy, after the rain, the wide pale blue sky, with a dot of a sun, straining to warm […]

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Molested in Tree Shaded Daylight

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Last Thursday I was molested in tree shaded daylight. After visiting Book Cycle, where I picked up another Terry Pratchett and a well-used and beautiful 1950’s Roget’s Thesaurus, I was now sitting in Exeter’s Cathedral Green with my bacon sandwich from Marks and Spencer. The white intermittent clouds completely missed the suns rays so I […]

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