Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

Devon 2010 {part one}

:: Tuckenhay to Start Point ::

This is going to be really, really difficult for me as I took sooooooooo many pictures when we were away last week that I'm not too sure whether to weave a story with the odd photo or two, just let the pictures do the talking or a bit of both?

I'm thinking maybe the latter with not too much flim flam....and hoping I don't bore the pants off you too much!!

Okay, so where to start?

Well as mentioned the weather wasn't so great down in South Hams last Saturday, a bit drizzly and overcast so we opted to stay close to home, well holiday home that is and explore the local area.

Mr T had sussed out several options from chatting to the neighbours, but we decided in the end to don our water proofs and head on out on to the John Musgrave Heritage Trail.

Suited and booted? Then let's goooooooooooooooooo!

The walk took us along the River Dart which was great for me because it meant I could have a nose at all the gorgeous houses that backed on to it.

Such dreamy, dreamy stuff.....'aaahhhhhhhh' maybe one day? Though how I'm not too sure - I haven't worked that bit out yet!

Through woodland, along farm land and fields - watch out for the stinging nettles and cow poo.

A meander at first, over little bridges, up and down little steps, wild garlic wafting everywhere - then up we go, the path rising steeper and steeper....phew I'm out of breath.

Keep on going until we reach the very top and 'oh' what a most spectacular view of the valley - sorry no photo I'm taking it all in........too much in awe.....big sigh!!

Stop for a little rest and inspect muddy knees. A little bit of haste and a competition to reach the top meant one little girl slipped over!

Up we get and around the corner we go, back down the path we came up. Past the grazing cows - wave goodbye.

Then head off for home.

To the warmth of the cottage and a game of 'pick up sticks' - hot chocolate and cookies for the little ones and a glass of something warming for the grown ups!

Do you like butter???

Sunday was Start Point and a date with a lighthouse.

We have a bit of a fascination with lighthouses in the Tabiboo household and whenever we holiday on the coast we try and find the nearest one for it always feels like we've reached the very ends of the earth when you stand at the most tippy top point looking out to sea.

Where the land ends and the ocean begins or the other way round depending on how you think about it.

Despite the heavy laden skies it was actually quite warm - one of those fuzzy and humid days.

Well that's it for today - I hope I haven't bored you too much?

The slide show is now over, please pass the nibbles around and would somebody please turn the lights on for me 'oh' and don't forget to stack your chairs in the corner as you leave, please.

Holidaying - Tabiboo style.

Next installment - Dartmouth and Hope Cove.

Until next time.