So we made our way from Kent to Dartmoor early Sunday morning and when we arrived, it was beautiful and sunny weather. This lasted pretty much that one day and ever since we have been adding to our camp with rain resistant extras like a gazebo and boy are we glad we now have a bigger tent with an awning! We have been making our camp inside, huddled up under blankets watching forgotten comedy films on the iPad. we are streaming using our personal hotspot through our phone which thankfully, we have an unlimited data plan. Perfect for Netflix fans like us.
It's been so damp and wet it's been darn awkward to take and use the Polaroid camera and I took my phone to a Kodak Kiosk in the local Boots store but I couldn't connect my iPhone. So, I'm taking snaps when I can on the instant camera brought so I could scrap on the go but I think I will print my pics when I get home and add to my scrapbook then.
Our trip has still been a lot of fun though. We have visited so many places on Dartmoor and having our pooch Toffee with us made the trip fun. We bought a new secure harness for him so he could swim in the River Dart, which has quite a strong current in some places, it worked our so well. At Dartmeet, Toffee was rock jumping having a real blast! After, he cuddled up with me in his towel and had a really long nap as we drive across the moor in thick mist. Remind me, it is June right? It gave us an excuse to visit the infamous Warren House Inn where we had a few drinks and dinner. Toffee was welcome and the lady in the pub gave him a really lovely welcome referring to him as a 'beast'. It's lovely to think we were eating in the same Pub my parents used to visit when they were first married in the seventies.
Luckily, after 2 nights of really bad gale force winds, it's been a pretty good Thursday and the forest has dried a little and was littered with pretty flowers that had fallen from the trees. It really was beautiful. Tonight we are cooking garlic potatoes and steak and my fiancé is chatting to the owls. He really thinks he is the owl whisperer!
I thought I'd share a few photos with you from our trip. It doesn't do it justice but there's more to come from the digital camera!