Bare winter suddenly was changed to Spring

“As I wandered by the way, bare winter suddenly was changed to Spring”.

So wrote the great romantic poet, Percy Shelley.

The weather this weekend in the South West of England has certainly lived up to the words of the great man.  After months of storms, gales and relentless rain, finally, the sun has shone upon us!

So it was only polite to get Harley out on the road and go enjoy this taste of better days ahead. The trees remain bare and the fields still a little jaded from winter, but daffodils and primroses are colouring the hedgerows, whilst snowdrops fleck the woods. The sky was a bright cheerful blue as Harley and I first hit the almost deserted A30 and headed East towards the Dartmoor town of Okehampton. From there we turned North onto the A386 as far as Great Torrington before heading South West to Holsworthy and Launceston.

Crossing the River Torridge at Orford Mill. This is Tarka the Otter county.DSCF2915

The B3227 road from Torrrington to Stibb Cross was great fun, only six and a half miles but  just the thing to really get stuck into the bendy bits and the bonus was no traffic at all, Harley and I loved it!

Near Dutson we crossed the River Tamar back into Cornwall and just for a change used the old bridge, which dates from 1505. It’s not just France that has interesting bridges!  I couldn’t resist stopping to grab a photo. This side Cornwall, the other side England!DSCF2920

The good news is that the Jet Stream is moving north and high pressure is set over the country for at least the next week = more dry weather!  Happy Harley Days ahead!

Yes I’m back in black!

Dookes

Next up, a service for Harley, prior to visiting Northern France. Watch this blog.

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