Thursday, 11 October 2012

Devon 2012 - We Are Back!!

We're back from a lovely week in Devon! It was wonderful! So peaceful and relaxing, tucked away in a little village by the coast (the village i grew up in). We walked, explored the lanes and the beaches, went rockpooling, visited Pennywell Farm, Plymouth, Totnes and caught up with special friends.

We have literally hundreds of photos, but don't worry, I'm not going to inflict them all on the blog! Here are a few highlights though -


 Building sandcastles, rockpooling and collecting shells on Challaborough beach -
 


Sunset on the beach
A visit to Pennywell Farm  on the edge of Dartmoor -


Piglet love!

Hugs

and kisses!

Meeting the hedgehogs

Go-Cart racing

Birds of Prey

Hannah still loves owls and this one was beautiful!

Piggy grand national - they were soooo cute!

'Hup'

Feeding time
A walk around Ringmore - my home village!

I sang in the choir every Sunday in this church as a child

Down the valley to Ayrmer Cove

Showing Hannah around the village and telling her all about growing up there.
 Surf watching at Challaborough -



How cool??



And relax!!
 A new Build-A-Bear after a trip to Plymouth!


Meeting Sid and Lizzie on stage at the caravan park http://www.sidandlizzie.co.uk/

Hannah absolutely loved them and learned all the songs and dances from their show!

We spent a day with my oldest friend and his family. He was taking care of a neighbouring small holding so Hannah helped him and his children feeding the Ostrich, Emus, Alpacas, Ducks and Chickens.

It was so good to catch up with him and his lovely wife, and for Hannah to spend time with the children (who are equally lovely). It was a really great day.

Hannah and Meg




Anna, Meg and Hannah with the Alpacas



Burgh Island - Bigbury On Sea


Burgh Island, at low tide you can walk across the sand from Bigbury, at high tide it's cut off and you have to ride the sea tractor!

Bigbury has more rockpools for paddling in at low tide,

The sea tractor


 
 
On our last morning I walked along the beach and watched the sun break through the Devon mist turning the whole beach silver - it was breathtaking.
 
 



After all the years I've been away from here, my heart is still in Devon, in this village and on these beaches - I can't wait to go back again!

2 comments:

Caseybumpinalong said...

Wow, looks like a wonderful trip! Great pictures! I can see why your heart is in Devon.

PrairieJenn said...

I too can see why your heart is in Devon! What a beautiful place! My girls were oohing and ahing over the piglets and the hedgehog:) I love the pictures from the coast. Glad you had such a wonderful trip!