Tuesday, 4 August 2015

More Walking.....

Due to the very strong winds that we have been suffering over the past few days, riding my bike has not really been an option....
Still... with a book of walks to work through we have had plenty to occupy our time....
There really are some tremendous walks in the area and Anne and I are determined to make the most of them.

Dolton is a nice village of about 900 inhabitants one of which is a Rolling Stone....
Charlie Watts the drummer with the Stones has a home here...
He and his wife run their Arabian Stud farm here and he can often be seen driving along the Devon counry lanes around the village when he is not on tour ......
Heading off on another walk....
Most of  the farmers in the area appear to be very friendly......
Mind you on one of our recent walks we came across the farm gate below.....
Judging by the notices pinned to the gate this farmer was not of the friendly type...
Not all the farmers are friendly..
 On the same walk we found this very attractive duck pond in the grounds of a large estate...the footpath went right through the grounds but at some distance from the main house...
I thought that the small boat really made the scene complete and was worthy of a photograph..
Attractive duck pond...
 On the way back into the village at the end of this walk we saw this garage at the side of a cottage.....
Judging by the plant growth working it's way up the garage doors they haven't been opened in sometime.... 
It makes me wonder whether there is some nice classic vehicle stored inside just waiting to be 'discovered'.....!
This garage isn't used very often.

3 comments:

GreenComotion said...

Running into Charlie Watts - now wouldn't that be something?
I like that little boat - just right size for party of one :)
The farmer might have reasons for those warning - just curious, but I may not want to knock on that door for some water :)
Your travels are taking you some very nice places - I like that!
Have a Great Week, Trevor & Ann!
Peace :)

Trevor Woodford said...

*Green Comotion*
Well we haven't seen him yet even though we did walk past his stud farm the other day :-)

J_on_tour said...

A foreground boat does amazing things for a scene. Can' quite believe the farmer went to such lengths to find those signs.