Seen on our journey to Looe in Cornwall.

Today we left MiL’s house for a few days in Cornwall. We were intending to stop off at Stonehenge on the way, but after sitting for an hour and a half in a dreadful traffic jam, decided to just wave at the stones as we drove past, and try again on the way back.

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I’d quite forgotten how absolutely beautiful the English countryside is, and we had to stop to get a couple of pics of some of the gorgeous horses which seemed to be  everywhere, just grazing along the side of the road as we crossed Bodmin Moor.

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This momma and her baby were just the loveliest sight to behold.

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I love the old-style sign posts. They have so much more character than the modern ones.

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Colliford Lake is a tranquil looking reservoir on Bodmin Moor, popular for trout fishing.

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This ancient stone at the side of the road, really intrigued me. It obviously had an inscription on it at one time.

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Our GPS took us along miles of narrow country lanes, often wide enough for only one car, so there were a few times when we came face to face with another vehicle, and one of us had to reverse until we found a wider bit where we could pass one another.

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Eventually we arrived at Trenderway Farm where we are to stay for five nights.

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We were delighted to be immediately sat down to enjoy tea and scones with home-made strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream. Absolutely delicious!

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Tomorrow we will go exploring in Looe, which is said to be the cutest town in Cornwall. Wishing you all a great weekend.

Jake’s Sunday Post theme “Work” (#2)

Hi again, everyone. I couldn’t resist a second entry for Jake’s Sunday Post theme, “Work.” My first entry, earlier in the week, was a bit sombre, dealing with the plight of workers who have to travel to work in less than safe conditions. Here is are some pics of both people and animals, busy working  away, whilst I was enjoying my holiday.

Firstly we have the Chinese meat delivery in Xian. I had to ask myself how hygienic this method of transport was, considering that ours gets delivered in refrigerated trucks, and this was open to the heat of the midday sun, as well as the flies which abounded there. Much of the goods transport here was done by bicycle. Those delivery workers must have very strong calf muscles.

This second pic was taken in the Medina at Fez in Morocco. This poor donkey was certainly heavily laden, and even had his diaper in place so as not to soil the walkway for us pedestrians. Laughing He and his owner were taking these boxes of Nivea cream to be sold at the market.

Here is my taxi ride to the restaurant one evening in Marrakech. We were taken through the streets in a horse-drawn carriage to Djemaa el Fna Square, which was full of snake-charmers, palm readers and endless market stalls. I have to say that it was a bit smelly along the route, as many horses had been there before us. Surprised The traditional Moroccan dinner was wonderful though.

Here out in the Atlas Mountain town of Oureka, we saw this Moroccan equivalent of the tandem, except that these passengers are sitting side-saddle. This donkey taxi had a double fare, and looked like he wasn’t too happy to have to work so hard.

Here’s wishing you all a very pleasant and enjoyable weekend.