Part of our trip to England was taking a wonderful quiet car train ride (those things are great) from Paddington Station all the way down to Exeter to spend the day with DH’s aunt and uncle. It was a great way to see parts of England – without having to drive – that we wouldn’t have seen otherwise. When we got off the train at the Exeter station we looked around for Aunt P and Uncle R. Fortunately Uncle R is a rather tall gent so I could see his head over the crowd. After hugs and hellos it was into their car and off to parts unknown…well at least to me. DH has been there before.
Uncle R was our tour guide and pointed out so many things that I would’ve happily have spent much more time exploring but we were on a schedule. Let me tell you something, you haven’t lived until you’ve driven down a country road between enormous hedgerows that are only about one car wide but are two way roads! There are little coves in some parts of the hedgerows where one car pulls over and allows the other one to pass. That was a bit of entertainment. The architecture is hundreds if not thousands of years old in some places. We drove past the moors, home to The Hound of the Baskervilles, and we were even fortunate to see the wild ponies of Dartmoor.
Since these photos were taken in 2011 Aunt and Uncle have moved and are now right on the English Channel in Sidmouth. That should make for some interesting photography when we go and visit them again.