Very enjoyable week
I had a great week last week. Last wednesday I went to the Reading Hexagon to see Seth Lakeman which was excellent. He played a lot of new songs which will be on his new album which I'm looking forward to.
Had a long weekend on Dartmoor last weekend which was great in the hot weather and found some Welsh poppies which I've never come across before. I took lots of photos of plants and the tors and had a couple of lovely walks across the moors, taking in some of the historical sites.
There were some climbers having a go at the Dewerstone crags, and I walked across Wigford down and past Oxen tor to the Dewerstone rock, and walked down through some beautiful ash, oak, birch and rowan woodland. The following day I walked around the area of Hound tor and visited the site of the bronze age settlement to the SE of Hound tor,had a picnic beneath greator rocks, then drove to Postbridge to dip my aching feet into the river there. Absolutely enjoyable weekend.......followed by a couple of pints of Butcombe bitter at the Rugglestone Inn, In Widecombe...fantastic.
One dissapointment was that the campsite at Cockingford no longer allow fires. I asked Archie (the farmer) about this, and apparently a group of clowns (being polite here) hacked down some trees, to use for firewood in the private woodland at the bottom of the site.
As usual a few imbeciles ruin it for everyone else.
Archie is a great bloke, and a few idiots have abused his hospitality.I hope he mellows a bit in the future, but for the time being I'm afraid, no fires allowed.
Anyway, all in all a very good week.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. - Frank Lloyd Wright