Tramping The Moors
Trip Start Mar 27, 2010
101Trip End Jul 04, 2010
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Went past the Glastonbury turnoff. The 4 day Glastonbury festival, renowned for annually turning into the world's premier mud festival, but still adored by the 150,000 people who attend it each year, starts today and, wouldn't you know it, we got the only shower of rain for the whole day just as we went past the sign. Just to give you an idea of the profile, this year's line up includes Stevie Wonder, Shakira (who has flown back from the World Cup for her performance), Willie Nelson, Rolf Harris, Snoop Dogg, Scissor Sisters, Jackson Browne, Jack Johnson, Slash, Norah Jones, the Pet Shop Boys, and a surprise performance by Kylie.
Had to get off the road a few times for oncoming vehicles, but eventually made it to Moretonhamstead, where we had a walk through the stone town, and bought some lunch for later. Lots of sheep actually sitting on the road made the going slow, as did the frequent herds of Dartmoor Ponies grazing on the verges of the roads.
Made a brief stop at the craft market in full swing at Widecombe-in-the-Moor, before heading out of the park through Newton Abbot to Torquay. Sat in the large garden at the back of the hostel in the sun late in the afternoon, reading and listening to the differing voices of the English birds.