Sunday 9th April 2017 – total 201 miles
Beautiful sunrise today as we drank our early morning brew and enjoyed a slice of toast. We drove down from Dartmoor to Moretonhamstead – blue skies again but misty in places.
We stopped for fuel in Exeter then on to Brampton Speke where we were given a warm welcome by Stuart, Greta, Rachael, Gareth and Thurza. They gave us shelter from the storm last year – we stayed in their caravan while storm Imogen went by. Lovely to see you all again and thanks for the cuppa (and the bottle of wine for later!)
The Butterleigh Inn was our next stop. Although the pub was not yet open for the day, Jo greeted us and gave us a pot of tea for two which we drank enjoying the warm sunshine in the garden – a bit different from last year’s hail storms!
Thanks for the tea Jo and good to see you and Matt again.
We arrived in Wedmore in the afternoon and took the opportunity to take a look around the church. It dominates the area, built on high ground in the middle of the village. Luckily it was open so we were able to go inside. We sat for a while taking in the peaceful atmosphere then walked around. We saw beautiful stained glass windows, 17th century carvings, an old wall painting of St Christopher and angels painted on some of the roof timbers. Back out into the bright sunshine we saw bluebells and celandines lining the church path.
Onwards again towards Wrington to see our friends Emily and Steve who came and picked us up last year from Wedmore and put us up for two nights. We had a pleasant afternoon and evening with Emily and Steve and their neighbours who had all joined together for a barbeque. Although the sunny warm weather suddenly changed and got a bit cooler, we all stubbornly stood our ground and put on our jumpers and jackets determined to enjoy ourselves despite our salad leaves flying off our plates in the blustery wind. Thanks to everyone who made us welcome and gave us a delicious supper.