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Sheepwash

Another bucolic trip from Wild Swimming.  I hadn’t read his instructions properly so went downstream from the parking spot rather than upstream.  As you can see we had a paddling opportunity anyway and most excitingly we found some sheep’s wool stuck to a barbed wire fence during our little walk.  Rufus was obviously slightly overwhelmed by it all because he sat still for what the timestamps on my photos tell me was at least 3 minutes 9 seconds.  That may be the longest he has gone without moving since learning to walk.

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We bought some lunch from the little shop in Sheepwash, this seemed to surprise the shopkeeper who was quite apologetic that they weren’t really set up for that sort of thing.  She was very happy to have the boys wandering around the shop because she obviously didn’t get much custom and the boys are the same age as her grandchildren.  So I bought their entire supply of pastries (two), crisps,  ham and cheese.  We made do without bread.  I tried to buy a pack of grapes too but she warned me that they were very expensive so we broke it open and she sold me about a third of it.  An odd way to run a shop but a lovely lady and so nice to see a west country shop that is aimed squarely at the locals not the tourists.