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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”.

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  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 5 years ago

    This is sooooo beautiful Celia….I’ve missed you. You’ve moved to the Uk whey hey!!!!!

  • Hiya Lyn, yep, good old Devon! Brought the sun back with us and sent the rain to Spain! hahaha! I’ll be back properly in the next few weeks! Depends on how quickly I get rid of these packing boxes everywhere! Hahaha!

    – Squealia

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture and colour, tranquil

  • Very pleasant it was too! Eating a ploughman’s looking at the bridge in the sun with the river tinkling by! Thank you

    – Squealia

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 5 years ago

    Wow…thats fabulous…The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain… I love Devon. We’ve just come back from Cornwall and the weather was gorgeous and I didn’t fall over this year…lol…:-)))))))

  • So much to explore and photograph! Yay! It’s always been the way! When it is lovely in the UK it usually rains in Spain and since we left 2 weeks ago it has rained! I spent nearly a week in Normandy with the outlaws before coming over as we had to wait for the furniture! The dogs are adoring the cooler weather and the British countryside.

    – Squealia

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 5 years ago

    OOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s luscious!!!!!
    So you moved! I hope it went smoothly (well, as smoothly as those things can go) and that everyone is doing well.
    It’s WONDERFUL to see you again!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks Robin, it’s actually good to be back in good old Blighty!

    – Squealia

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 5 years ago

    Its fab to have you back honey :-)))

  • Thanks Lyn, hopefully I can get a job and then be able to save for that macro lens!!!

    – Squealia

  • Clive
    Cliveover 5 years ago

    As they say “It’s great to be home”…..A fantastic image Celia, and love the words you have put up as well xx

  • Thank you Clive

    – Squealia

  • phil hemsley
    phil hemsleyover 5 years ago

    Lovely shot of the bridge. Devon is a wonderful place

  • Thank you, yes I am looking forward to getting out and about taking photos.

    – Squealia

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 5 years ago

    wonderful shot love the stone work of the bridge and the green of the forest. Your just back in time for autumn and the colours of those trees will be wonderful.

  • Yes, it will be wonderful to have time to go snapping! Thank you.

    – Squealia

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderover 5 years ago

    You quit spain for the Uk ? A lot of my freinds have escaped the uk and very glad to have done so. Anyway, Love this setting, it seems you have a very nice area and great to have a new area to explore for images. Nice !

  • Yep, we are back. The schools were rubbish and there is no future for our daughter there. The kids have no asperations and there really aren’t as many oppourtunities for her as there are back in the UK. Plus the low £ against the Euro was a killer! Spain is fine for retired people but for families is something that needs to be very carefully considered, and we had owned a holiday home there for years before moving there! So I don’t feel we went into blindly!

    – Squealia

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderover 5 years ago

    It is so different with children. That is the only reason I have not gone to greece already. We plan to buy a few villa’s in greece for renting out in years to come, and then, we can go there for at least 6 months a year if my wife doesn’t want to move there permanently.

  • Good luck in the future, also keeping somewhere in the UK is a good idea so that you can come back if you want, when you want! As wonderful the sun is on holiday, it can hack you off when it’s 40 degrees plus everyday in the Summer! Again if you have the money to run air conditioning all day it would be fine too! And likewise the cold in the winter as the houses were impossible to keep warm as they have no insulation! I had friends who had 500 -1000 euro electric bills a month as they kept their houses warm/cold 24/7! Well we couldn’t afford that!

    – Squealia

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