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Jul 2, 2014 - Dover

Started the day with an epic English breakfast and a magical view. Had a quick walk around Tintagel and made our way north. Stopped into Clovelly which is a 'no car' town... Very cool!! Was an epic walk on the side of a hill. Only children could take an easy route and ride the donkeys oh and because we didn't take the cart so we are saving pennies to buy you sons of biddies some souvenirs :P Sat in the sun overlooking the coast for lunch and a local cider. It's about 25 degrees here. So lovely. We carried on another hour to our farm stay...

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Scandinavia '14

Dec 7, 2011 - Back in Devon, round two

Wed 23rd Nov We were supposed to still be working near Banbury taking the concrete shed apart, so Eileen was going to take Tony to Brackley and drop him off. Even though the shed project had been abandoned he was still driven down there, as he had train tickets from Oxford to Tiverton for that afternoon. That was much appreciated. It was an early start, and the drive took about two hours, arriving around 9.30. Cynthea only had an hour off today so we just stayed at the house and planned our trip. There are no cheap late deals to Lapland, it...

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Oct 24, 2011 - Last days on the farm

21-25 Oct Last days on the farm for Tony. One thing about not having a daily paper or seeing much TV is that you forget what day it is. He missed the Australia v Wales match for bronze in the RWC, but apparently didn’t miss much! Sunday is the big day, and we are on to our morning rounds early and finish in record time. By the time Camille and Mathilde (French) get back the only seat in the lounge is under the Silver Fern black flag. There is also an NZ flag on the bookcase by the tv. It was a very tense time, and will be a while before the...

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Oct 19, 2011 - Down on the farm - Devon 24Sep to...

Saturday 24th After breakfast Tony checks out, stores his pack and sits in the lounge (NZ is playing France in the RWC, a win to NZ!). The wifi is actually working this morning, so there is a chance to load some photos to the diary. The train to Devon is not until 4pm, so it a relaxing day of catching up. At 3pm he decides he better make tracks, the trip to the train shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes, but this is London, and it is also the weekend (when a lot of work is done on the lines). Tony should know better by now to have checked...

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Sep 5, 2011 - Blackpool to Croyde,Devon

Hi again,well after four hours drive...and a few Costa coffee stops we have arrived in Croyde...Devon... I came here because my special friend Julie worked here and I wanted to see it for myself! It is very pretty,We are in Billy Budds pub eating a very late meal.......I just got off the phone from Joyce. Julie's mum will see her this week.....we found a place for the night...expensive but we have arrived late,so will take I and look tomorrow for something else....we have saved a day by travelling all day today.....we will go back to t...

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NED on Tour! 2011

Jun 3, 2009 - A Day in Barnstaple

Took the bus into Barnstaple today - a 45 minute ride - and what a beautiful ride it was - through the countryside. Had lunch at a wonderfully refurbished bank . The ceiling was so interesting. We toured Alms Houses - built for the poor in 1620 and still rented to people in need. Needless to say the buildings have gone through several modernizations. We met the caretaker who showed us around this lovely old place . She even showed us musket ball holes left from the British Civil War in one of the doors. We walked down Butcher's Row - meat...

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Apr 29, 2006 - Damage Barton, Mortehoe (North Devon)

This was our second adventure out in 'The Van' and we were getting to grips with being van owners. We arrived on our campsite which was on a farm called Damage Barton, right on the Devon coastline. The views were wonderful and the camp site quiet and well maintained. We sorted out the van and then headed out for a walk down to the sea. Little Bob let us down by pooping on the grass while we were filling up the water tank, right in front of the farm owner so that wasn't a good start! Anyway we soon forgot that once we started our walk - we...

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Jul 26, 2004 - Tintagel

Tintagel is supposed to be the birthplace of King Arthur. They have an old broken castle on a very steep hilly island. Lots of stairs, big uneven scary ones. We forgot to pick up the guided tour brochure and there was no way we were going down the stairs to grab one, so we wandered around and looked at all the numbered sites not knowing what they were. It's quite a stunning sight; big waves crash at the bottom near a ton of caves in the rock. We wandered around the town which mainly consists of shops selling mystical crap. (Kathryn: we...

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