Setting Off From Sandwell valley

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

What A Beautiful Day - Dartmoor 2nd March 2010

Everywhere white with heavy frost this morning and a smashing breakfast at the youth hostel to set me off. No cloud and no wind. Perfect. Also no noise from cars - first time this year and only the sound of chaffinch, siskin, crows and thrushes, with the occasional dog to be heard.

Cycled and stopped at the many picturesque points along the way. Bridges and moorland, Dartmoor prison [!] and a stone circle with stone lines and a high standing circle. All the latter were at Merrivale on the road to Tavistock.

Arrived in tavistock and immediately saw a dipper from the bridge there. Another one for the year list.

Into the library and hence the blog.

Planned itinerary for the next few days :-

tomorrow - Colliford Lake to hopefully see black duck and lesser scaup.

Thursday - St Austell and the Eden Project.

Friday - Truro Cathedral

Saturday - get to marazion via Stithians Res'

Sunday - Marazion.

If anyone can help with a bed I'd be grateful - please phone 07988754090 if you can.

Best weather day yet - beautiful sunshine and a slight east wind at my back.

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