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A lovely autumnal walk with a bonus surprise at the end!

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The photos were taken in Simmonds Park in Okehampton yesterday and everywhere did look very pretty indeed.

We then decided to drive up onto the edge of Dartmoor near the army camp.

Full manouevres were taking place and we were allowed to watch – which is most unusual!
It was really fascinating and quite an education! They were so close to us that we could see all the camouflage make up on their faces.
They looked so young that I didn’t want any of them to have to face danger in their lives and to just be able to carry on practising instead!

Some days out just have an element of surprise in them!

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what a lovely day out. I am surprised you were allowed to take photos though. As you say they look so young don't they?
some very pretty country side round your way.

5 Nov, 2020

 

I love the photos with the stream in the pictures, the first is gorgeous with the Autumn colours.

5 Nov, 2020

 

How nice,Chris...the weather was kind to you also..streams and rivers I just love...your photos are so attractive.

5 Nov, 2020

 

Lovely pictures , I too like the first one, would look lovely on a calendar, and that’s why getting out for a walk can sometimes give you a surprise, it’s a good job Sargent major didn’t see you take those pics 😀

5 Nov, 2020

 

Ah,beautiful Devon,Chris,and I love The beautiful scenery,in your photo's. So glad you enjoyed a lovely day out,sharing it with the Military ! :o) x

5 Nov, 2020

 

You were lucky - you could have been arrested tor spying!
Just love the river photos - there's nothing does it for me like a small river and lots of trees... Let hope those young men never have to meet a bigger military challenge than manoevers...

5 Nov, 2020

 

I've not been arrested yet but I won't take my camera next time!!!

5 Nov, 2020

 

Lovely pics, Chris. What a lovely day you had weather-wise and scenery-wise also. The colours are very pretty, have to agree with Julien, they wouldn’t look amiss on a calendar.

5 Nov, 2020

 

Gorgeous photos Chris - I do love Devon’s bubbling streams over rocks, good for the soul 🙂.

6 Nov, 2020

 

Lovely day out, gorgeous scenery, thank you for sharing it with us.

6 Nov, 2020

 

Thank you all very much for such lovely comments which are so cheering at the moment.
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6 Nov, 2020

 

I love anywhere with a steam it brings the whole area to life , It reminded me of the time we climbed Snowdon the 'Hard way' I had reached a difficult bit when suddenly a soldier on manoeuvres appeared offering his hand from over the rock and helped pull me up , that was a surprise to ...

6 Nov, 2020

 

That rushing brook is so inviting. I'd want to jump in! I don't care! Excellent capture and what an exquisite autumn scene. Thanks for sharing.

6 Nov, 2020

 

Amy that is a lovely story. Such a nice memory.

Bathgate, I was not tempted to dive in funnily enough, just a bit chilly!!!

6 Nov, 2020

 

It looks like a lovely day, the park is very pretty and lovely views of Dartmoor .

11 Nov, 2020

 

Amy which did you mean by the hard way? Did you venture up the Red Wall or the one on the other side whose name I forget?

12 Nov, 2020

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