On Tuesday Lou and I had planned a little trek on the moor but it didn't pan out. It was one of those evenings where homework dominated the proceedings and it was way after eight when it was all done and dusted. So we decided to do the circuit that's accessed out of the back gate. We've done it loads of times. It starts with a beautiful footpath along the river that counts as my back garden. Then there's a hill climb through fields whilst taking in glorious views of the rolling Devon countryside. Finally we hit the village and cut through the churchyard to the lane that leads back home.
Now I don't count myself as a Christian, My relationship status with God might be described as complicated. But I love those ancient churches that cross our landscape. Aside from all the beautiful craftmanship there's that aura of sanctity than many of them exude. Most are locked these days and I haven't been able to venture inside this local one. I do love its unusual lychgate which, as Louis is ably demonstrated is huge and swings 360 degrees on a spindle like a big paddle.