Autumn on Exmoor contd
I thought we were going to the Crown at Exford but MTL wanted to go further to the Royal Oak at Withypool
Here we found the road closed so we had to find a narrow lane taking us down to the village. We decided not to use it on the way back as there were few passing places.
At the other end of the bar is a roaring fire. It's very much a huntin' shootin' fishin' Inn. Conversation overheard: a regular who wanted to find a replacemant for his dog: 'I saw this woman and she had a perfect labrador - heas, shoulders, legs - perfect. I asked her what she used it for.
'Just breeding.' The speaker indicated his excitement and the woman said ' Breeding for guide dogs.'
The man said' I had to stop myself from saying "What a waste!"'
Waiting for our lunch I said 'Pity about the plastic flowers.' but they were real - delivered that morning. I prefer my roses a litttle blowsier. Is that daft?
After lunch we got lost and had to beat a retreat back up the narrow lane. It was great to be out and about once more.