- Quickes Traditional Cheese – local to us, and quite excellent.
We see quite a few helicopters from where I work. It seems to be on a frequent flight path for military planes and helicopters. We’ve seen police and air ambulance helicopters before, too, including the air ambulance landing on the North Devon Link Road, and even once landing on the grass across the road from us to pick someone up from the business park itself.
This time, the helicopter came in and landed on the link road, and I got a few shots as it came in to land:
We knew something relatively big must have happened when the second air ambulance helicopter arrived a few minutes later:
We found out later that two road workers had been hit by a van, and seriously injured. One has since died. The one who lived was badly hurt, but should make a full recovery – he was a friend of one of my colleagues.
We wandered around Fernworthy Reservoir. Nice place. Photographed some poop. And other things.
There’s car parking, with toilets, and a nice easy-going walk. Plenty to see, if you don’t mind looking at water and poop. We liked it.
It was our anniversary on Sunday – Sam and I have been together for seventeen years now, and they’ve all been fun. We had a meal at Bickleigh Mill to celebrate. I had the Miller’s Lunch – pretty much the same thing as a ploughman has, from the look of it.
Sam had the Turkey and Ham Gratin, which was packed with meat.
We both had the same dessert – Tarte de Natas. Sam had had this recently, and said it was good, and she was right.
Watersmeet is a National Trust property near Lynton and Lynmouth. It’s a bit of a steep path down to it, and more so back up! At the bottom, though, is a nice little valley, with rivers joining, and a nice place to sit for a cream tea.