#8 tholdmortuary ponders

October days that are this bright need to be enjoyed to the max. Our weekend plans were slightly derailed by circumstance but with the weather still good we decided to carry on with our plans to visit Exmouth and Dart Farm. Both places are familiar to us but there has been a gap of more than ten years since our last visit.

Dart Farm is a farm shop selling lovely fresh produce, some of which they grow themselves, and home and beauty products. There is a massive outside area with picnic tables and walks and trails around the crops.

The pumpkin fields were beautiful and not just with brash show off pumpkins, the dark greens of this picture are just mesmerising.

Leeks, Chard and cabbage were gorgeous on our sunny walk and so unusual to be this close to fields of growing veg. After an hour or so we bought some picnic stuff and set off for the coast with two already exhausted dogs.

Exmouth has a huge length of beach and, thanks to Victorian Architects and Town planners, an equally long promenade that runs the length of the beach. We started as far away from the town as possible at Orcombe Point and made our way towards the town.

Miles of a view like this. Exmouth has so much sea and promenade and yesterday it was dotted with people harvesting vitamin D and a late tan from the comfort of chairs and blankets. After two summers of the British actually taking holidays in Britain, Exmouth looks very fine, jaunty even. Embellished by hard work and two years of holiday makers cash the whole area looks rejuvenated, dusted off and ready for anything. Ready for anything did not describe 4 human legs and 8 canine legs after our days walking in two locations. Time to jump in the car and head for home.

Not this car of course, a very proud owner would have almost certainly chased us off and we just didnt have the legs left to risk it.