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Hopton Vine, and a Trip to Parke, Bovey Tracey, Suffolk and Devon - 25th May 2019

We're off down to Devon to see Grandma J in her new place in Bovey Tracey, in Devon. Whilst there, we visit the nearby Parke Estate, a National Trust place but with an independent café, where Parke House is also leased out to the Dartmoor National Park Authority. Before that, the Brome Swan Cycle Club splinter group is out at the Hopton Vine, with a long-way-round stop at Mellis Railway Tavern on the way back.

next album: Chagford Lido and the Tom Cobley, Spreyton, Devon - 26th May 2019
previous album: Pulham Crown and Lunch in Paddington, Norfolk and London - 21st May 2019

Gaz, Suey, Marticle and Paul in the beer garden at the Hopton Vine

Marticle's on his phone again

Hopton Church

The road sign has spelled Hinderclay wrong

Gaz leaps up to check whether the road sign is a fake

The Mellis Railway

The Boy Phil checks something on the internet

Fred's got his guitar out

Fred plays some flute

Harry chats to Grandma J

The boys climb the grand staircase

Mother looks around

Outside Mother's pad

Fred puts his instruments away

Harry with Grandma J

Some welly boots have been turned into plant pots

The National Trust van at Parke looks almost transparent

We visit the walled garden

Roaming around the fruit and vegetables

A view of the café

The gang in the lettuce beds

The unusually-shaped walled garden

The boys on a path

Fred looks at the menu suspiciously

Grandma J and Fred

A nice pot of flowers

A nice path

Grandma J

The gang

A robin flits about looking for crumbs

Harry strokes a dog, which is whining for its owner who's in the bogs

Parke House

The boys run around

Stomping up the steep hill back to the car park

A field of sheep

Ponies in buttercups

The gang hang on a gate and watch the sheep

Isobel by the van

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Gaz, Suey, Marticle and Paul in the beer garden at the Hopton Vine