Staycation day 6

I started my day with a dangerous run. How can running be dangerous?  Easily when you live in the country and at 6:45 you meet an angry farmer as someone left his gate open and his pigs were now in the adjacent field munching on the wheat. Dangerous indeed when he asks if it was me? I denied all knowledge, especially as I did not know the big gate opened and was running to the gate in question not away, but he was clearly not convinced. He demanded I stand by why he rounded up a sow with the help of his reluctant sheep dog who clearly thought this chore was not in his job description. After about 5 minutes with the farmer swearing and muttering the whole time he begrudgingly let me go. I did not have the heart to tell him (or the braveness) that on the other side of the field were two more sows!

Capture3Hope they get out before harvesting or there will be pork flavoured bread on the menu! I was glad to get home alive if somewhat later than expected.

Today we headed to Castle Drogo, England’s newest Castle, it was completed in 1930. DSCN2951

Unfortunately since completion it has had a leaky roof. National Trust are in the process of doing a huge renovation on it, so really not much to see when you go inside. I have to say NT have done a great job to ensure you have the best visit possible amidst the building. The walls are decorated with huge copies of letters documenting the building from the laying of its foundations in 1912, through the war years to completion. We will go back in 5 years when it is done!

The gardens were lovely




and no garden would be complete without a Robin, but this poor little fellow was far from complete, I wonder what happened to his tail?!


Usual service with the views over the Teign Valley





About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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12 Responses to Staycation day 6

  1. Ah… Bringing back memories of school trips. None of it looks familiar though, actually… But I know I’ve been. There, and … Mmmm… Berry Pomeroy (?sp?) a motte and bailey (get me and my castle knowledge, oh yes) one somewhere in the moderate vicinity of Devon.


  2. Red Hen says:

    You did well to catch such a good angle of the Manx robin( my name for him).

    I don`t run through unfamiliar fields. Just don`t want angry farmers or bulls after me!

  3. Tubontherun says:

    I love Drogo – you can definitely see why it was built there. If you go down the hunters path to Fingle Bridge, there is, in my opinion, one of the best pubs in the county!

    Nice to meet you today!! 🙂

  4. plustenner says:

    beautiful castle! but what a nasty old farmer 😦

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