Well we have moved! Been here a week. The house is still a mess, but we are getting there! Decided to have a break today so went and had lunch at Fingle Bridge Inn after an hours walk!
Nikon D40 18-55mm
Within the Dartmoor National Park
For more information on Fingle Bridge see here
Back in 1893, John Lloyd Warden Page published the following description of Fingle Bridge:
“… the ancient bridge, so narrow that only one cart at a time can pass over it, and the wayfarer caught thereby must retire into one of the triangular recesses, the continuation upwards of the sharp buttresses that divide the hurrying waters. A sweet spot, though somewhat sad toward eventide, when the ‘cry’ of the river sound mournful on the darkening atmosphere”.
He must have been having a bad day when he penned the above lines because two years later, in 1895, Page waxes positively waxed lyrical about Fingle Bridge:
“How clear the rushing waters gliding beneath the three gray arches! how rich in colouring have the lichens and ferns rendered its hoary walls! and, whether we look up-stream to the hills, softly meeting one another with foliage changing from bright green in the foreground to misty blue in the distance, or downward to where the old mill with its moss-grown water-wheel, nestles beneath the woods, and Prestonbury rises mountainous over all, we shall confess that a scene of greater beauty it has never been our lot to view”.