Two posts in one day! Amazing I know, but I just had to share our breakfast on Dartmoor.
|Up on Dartmoor the scenery stretches as far as the eye can see|
Yesterday afternoon one of my daughters and I decided to see if we could find the Dartmoor walk which is right across the road from our home. It's quite a steep walk along a rather stony country lane past farmers fields, but once we got to the top of the track it opened up onto the Moor - AMAZING!
|Views of our small town half way up to the Moors|
Really - it just took our breath away. It's stark beauty and quietness was just wonderful. We decided that we simply had to have breakfast on Dartmoor, we want to see this magnificent bit of the world in all seasons, in all weather and at different times of the day. So breakfast to start off our relationship with this place seemed fitting.
|The colours up here have really inspired me in my knitting! My mind is full of inspiration and ideas after being up here.|
Apart from it's rugged beauty, what I love about this place is how you can see for mile, we can catch the glistening of the ocean on the horizon.
|I don't really do 'selfies' but we thought we simply had to this morning :)|
|Heading back down after our breakfast.|
I loved how all you can hear is the wind in your ears, the bleating of sheep in the distance, the birds chattering in the bracken and nothing else. It's so peaceful up there.
I love how the sheep look at you curiously as you pass by, farmers are able to let their livestock roam the moor.
As we were heading back down off the moor we spotted this beautiful bird of prey swooping, hovering then swooping again. Magnificent! I so badly wanted to be able to photograph him properly but this was the best I could do without a tripod. He was might quick on the wing!
What a wonderful start to our day, we all feel alive and happy. Amazing what a bit of exercise and drinking in of our natural surrounds can do for your outlook. Today we are going to pop down to our information centre and see if we can buy an ordnance survey map so we can explore the moors allot more.
Have a wonderful weekend all - I think that we are in for another lovely sunny one here in England :)