A Short Trip to Spreyton, Devon - 18th January 2020

Nosher heads down to Devon, on a 700-mile round trip, for a day and a half to help Sis sort some paperwork out. On the upside, it means a chance to spend two whole evenings in the Tom Cobley - the best pub in Devon. It's also an opportunity to give the A303 a second (or third) chance, after the last time we tried it led to an eight-hour epic because half of it was closed.

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The bar of the Tom Cobley, with Roger and Lewis in the background

There's a little memorial to Daz, the Tom Cobley Cat

The Cobley, by night

Mother's fridge is a little on the empty side

Nosher plays an actual cassette tape on the stereo

The empty kitchen

A whole life in boxes

A Devon view, on the walk up to the Spreyton village shop

A couple of cyclists stomp up the hill through Spreyton

The main village street

A view towards Dartmoor

Balloons folornly tied to a comms pole stay, outside the village hall

Another Devon field

Three contrails over Chapel Park

Doug the Dog looks a bit sad in his box

Sis goes through some paperwork

One of Nosher's schoolboy pictures, from 1981

There's a new use for a convertible down at the Oakhampton tip

Sunset over the side field

Wispy clouds in the dusk

More paperwork sorting

Red sky at night

Roger at the bar

Matt and Sis in the Cobley

Roger's Grumpy Old Men's Club sign

Many glasses hanging from the top of the bar

The Tom Cobley bogs

Nosher gets to be almost the last one in (like the old days in the Swan)

The mean streets of Spreyton, by night

There's a frosty start the next day

Mike's old Beemer is back home for a bit

There's a derelict café on the A303, between Newcott and Marsh

The old café and tea rooms

More rural graffiti

Yellow and pink graffiti

A view over Devon, and possibly Smeatharpe

Down on the M3 at Fleet Services

Traffic streams up and down on the M3

The Fleet link bridge over the M3 has had a lime-green paint job

The cold and damp link bridge

The insanity of modern life

It's all a bit grim over the M3

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The bar of the Tom Cobley, with Roger and Lewis in the background