Thursday, 11 September 2014

Getting around...



Here's my dear Mr Snippets waiting patiently to wave his flag

at the South Devon stage of 'The Tour of Britain'! ;-)





We're in Bovey Tracey...and here they are...whizzing by!






Luckily, we didn't have to go far from home to watch this part of the race.

But we did venture a little further, last week....across to North Cornwall.

First stop...Cowslip!





It's always a pleasure to partake in a cuppa and cake, at this delightful spot.







A wander around is just enough to cleanse the soul!






'A thing of beauty is a joy for ever', as Keats once wrote.

It all brings a smile to my face, that's for sure!

;-)









Simply beautiful!

The next day:

We find ourselves in Tintagel. 

It's a pretty little place; a sort of cross between Totnes and Glastonbury with

various things ethereal and a touch of magic about it!

Well, that's what I think!







This is The Old Post Office

It's now owned by The National Trust

Built in the 14th Century as a yeoman's farmhouse, it's name

dates from Victorian times, when it briefly held a licence

to be a letter receiving station.






Set outside in the wall is a Victorian letter box, dating back to 1857.

We enter... and then exit and we discover a hidden delight

 at the back of the property.









Lovely!


That done, we walk to the Camelot Castle Hotel, which overlooks the

stunning, rugged coastline of North Cornwall and, of course, 

the iconic Tintagel Castle.







On Sunday , we continue our tour and here we are in Boscastle.

We all know the story of how Boscastle was hit by that terrible

flash flood, ten years ago.

Today, all is quiet and very serene; the sky is blue and the sun beats down.

It's a perfect day.












It's a lazy day for us... after a wander around Boscastle, 

we have Sunday lunch and then an afternoon walk at a place

called Bossiney.





We catch sight of this old Sun Fire Office fire insurance sign, on

this old building.

These signs were put up to show that the said building was insured against fire;

each insurance company being identified by its own particular emblem.








How about this for blue sea and sky? ;-)









It's not a bad life! ;-)