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Camelford, Cornwall - Monday, 15 April 2019

It's freezing and blowing a gale!

overcast 6 °C
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Bowood Park Hotel, Camelford - Room No 121

The forecast for today is not good - rainy, windy and cold. Jean and Andrew are picking us up this morning and we are going sight seeing. Not sure where yet. This is a view of Andrew's blueberries.

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We drove to Andrew's cousin's farm, Peter and Wendy Button. They have dairy cows. The wind is freezing.

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We then visited a couple of local cemeteries, and found a couple of Button graves, that help complete the jigsaw puzzle. I'm not sure what the name of the villages were because they merge into each other.

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We went to a slightly larger town called Wadebridge and Phil went shopping for some new trousers and ended up buying a shirt. We then had lunch in the most atmospheric little place, with millions and millions of clocks on the wall. It was warm and cozy, just the thing to get out of that wind.

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This is Tredinnik Farm, another farm that Andrew works, but it is separated from the home farm.

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We drove to Fowey to visit Andrew's sister Ann, who is married to Jim. They live in a lovely house on top of a hill and have a view of the ocean, on a clear day. Not today! When we left their home, it was sleeting slightly.

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Ann had prepared a lovely afternoon tea of scones, jam and cream and fruit cake. She was very interested in the Button family history and Phil took notes about their family history and will probably write an Addendum to his book.

We had afternoon tea in a lovely all glass sun room which was lovely, even on a bleak, windy, rainy day.

On the drive home, we came across this unique bridge, but the council have recently narrowed the entrance to the bridge because too many large vehicles were crashing into the bridge and damaging it. There is not much space on either side for a normal car to get through, but ambulances and fire engines have to go the long way round. Crazy!

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Just for old times sake, we called into the Blisland Inn for a drink and decided to stay for dinner. By this time, I am feeling decidely unwell, due to motion sickness, due to sitting in the back of the car and whizzing along narrow, curly Cornish lanes. My fault. I should have taken a tablet before we set off and I would have been fine. Won't let that happen again.

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Posted by gaddingabout 02:20 Archived in England

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