We've arrived in Tiverton, Witheridge, Devon...Another beautiful farm...Balance of Bodmin Moor photos...


An otter lounging in the sun.
Fascinating Fact of the Day about Devon, Cornwall:
"Devon is a county in southwest England. It encompasses sandy beaches, fossil cliffs, medieval towns, and moorland national parks. The English Riviera is a series of picturesque, south-coast harbour towns including Torquay, Paignton, and Brixham. The South West Coast Path follows the coastline, taking in the towering cliffs of the northern Exmoor Coast and rock formations on the fossil-rich southern Jurassic Coast."
_______________________________________

The drive from Treveighan to Witheridge consisted of narrow roads requiring 30 turns according to Maps.  We only made one wrong turn when we encountered a detour and had to get back on track without a signal.
Although this bridge looks wide in the photo, it actually is only the width of one car.
Of course, I'd saved the directions on Maps but with 70% of country roads unmarked it was a guessing game.  However, it's a small price to pay for the opportunity to live in these four country homes in Cornwall, England, and the last, in Wales.
As we drove toward Witheridge we encounter many historic stone houses.
The treat awaiting us when we arrived at Pond Cottage in Witheridge was reminiscent of our arrival only two weeks ago at the Tredarupp farm after our fantastic two weeks overlooking the sea in Falmouth.
St Petrock & St Keri Church in Egloskerry, Launceston.
This visit to Cornwall, England consisting of these shorter stays than we've been used to in many other countries throughout the world may have sparked a new level of enthusiasm for both of us.  Could this be our new way of traveling the world, shorter stays but more locations to explore?  We're beginning to reframe our thinking.
On a narrow road, we carefully passed a woman on a horse.
As we further research our upcoming two-month trip to India in a little over four months, we've decided India will certainly be an ideal location to live in four different locations giving us a broader view of the world than staying in one location for three months.
Bodmin Moor is a 208 square mile area.  Many farms adjoin the area.
This is not to say we're sorry we've stayed three months (or more in a couple of cases) in various holiday homes.  We were blissfully able to immerse ourselves in the culture and the community while gaining a sense of "belonging."  We have no regrets.
These birds remind us of the Helmeted Guineafowl we had in our garden in Marloth Park.
However, with the recent reality of my ongoing heart condition, it makes sense to expand our horizons and see all that we can over the next few years, until such time as we can't carry on, which is inevitable, based on our ages.
A common Fallow deer, often seen in the wild in the UK.
We haven't really unpacked.  We took out the single plastic bag with the bare minimum of toiletries and can riffle through the blue bag if we need something additional.  The bulk of our clothing remains in our luggage after we've dug out the few items we'll wear in the three weeks we'll spend here.
The grounds at Tamar Wildlife Centre are tree-lined with lush vegetation.
The biggest part of the unpacking here was putting away the foodstuffs we brought with us, both perishable and non-perishable.  But, this was no more time consuming that a return trip from the supermarket.  
Not indigenous to the UK, there are several wallabies in the open wildlife area.
We won't have to shop over the weekend based on what we have on hand although I'm looking forward to doing so by Monday when we'll have a chance to explore further in Tiverton, one of the larger villages in the area.

A wallaby and possibly here joey.
In tomorrow's post, we'll share photos of our new location.  At noon, we'll travel to Exeter Airport to drop off the current rental car and execute a new one-month agreement.  We're planning to keep the same car, if possible since it easily holds our bags.

This morning we awoke to the sounds of the ducks and geese and roosters crowing in the pond the house overlooks .  Soon, we'll tour the property with the owner taking photos to share tomorrow.

Enjoy your Saturday!
    ___________________________________________
Photo from one year ago today, September 21, 2018:
There's no expression on this cape buffalo's face that can more clearly illustrate his disdain over the hot weather and lack of water nearby.  For more photos, please click here.

0 comments:

Post a Comment