Another night at the Royal Castle.


So, we quickly abandoned any plans this morning of trying to struggle home. Last night it didn’t stop snowing till well gone four thirty in the morning, forecast was it would stop at three.


We found the room we were in was available and at a much reduced rate; so the decision to stay put was a no brainer. The papers couldn’t get through, many shops didn’t open and although we got through yesterday before the A30 got closed, there seemed little point in a six hour return trip home. We went for what Mary called a ‘bracing’ walk but my opinion was ‘unpleasant.’ Until a nice hat to keep my ears warm was purchased.

Another perambulation after lunch; always a joy to wander round somewhere uncluttered by people. But just look how the car and road got more and more covered last night.

Looking out of the bedroom window last night was like some special effects jamboree; the snow swirled and fluttered alarmingly down in bucket fulls. Anyway this morning after a hearty breakfast we headed off.

A bit slushy and very slippery in places but what great views and wildlife.

A memorable visit; we shall see Pennie on the way home tomorrow and we are not going to forget Dartmouth in a hurry. One thing getting snow off the car but out of the boat!

Oh yes, and proof of those closed shops.

There we have it and irony of ironies they held a wake in the hotel restaurant this afternoon, so it’s not open tonight. You couldn’t write it, could you?

From a little less snowy Dartmouth we say farewell.

Couldn’t sit on the bench but that didn’t bother Teddy.


From Mary and Me, thanks for reading! Till the next time, take care. ☃️🌨❄️⛄️

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Malcolm and Mary

Malcolm worked for LWT. Mary worked for TRL. They live near Camberley in Surrey and did achieve their life long ambition to visit New Zealand. They have two daughters Laura and Hannah and two grandchildren Zach & Safi. Having done the big trip they then went to Canada, which was amazing. Scroll down it’s all here. They have visited Venice that they both so fell in love with in 2009 again. And recently returned to Lefkada for one week in glorious sunshine. Where next? Well, Canada is calling again in 2019; this time including Alaska. So stay tuned if you enjoy the ups and downs of travelling.

11 thoughts on “Another night at the Royal Castle.”

  1. I think you needn’t have gone to quite such lengths with the buckets of snow just to convince us you had to stay another day! Come safely home! XX

    1. Ha! Thanks Gay. I did actually burst out laughing at one point gazing at the window, it was like one of those old Charlie Chaplin films, where the door bursts open and the snow gushes in! And that was without my glasses on, so it must have been pretty chunky.

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