Changed plans gave me an opportunity to walk The Great Perambulation of 1240, when Knights laid out the boundary stones to mark the Dartmoor Forest. This is an interested 45 mile walk, best done in 3 or 4 days, not two!
Half term, and suddenly Lynn and I have a day together. So we packed a sarnie and set off on the coastal path to Brixham. "Only 10 miles, but a bit up-and-downy," I said. However, the promise of a mug of tea and bit of cake in the Berry Head Visitor Centre was lure enough. Lovely day out!
I retired from the Royal Marines Band Service in 2007 having served for 33 years as a musician, eventually becoming a Director of Music and running my own band. After retirement, I took my family sailing in the Philippines with a view to sailing back to the UK via Australia. However, for many reasons our plans changed and after 9 years living in Dartmouth we have now moved to Totnes.I am married to Lynn and we have four children. Daniel and his wife Sara live in Portsmouth; Hannah is married to another Dan and they live with our grandchildren Sophia, Isaac & Elijah in Topsham. Lydia is currently studying in Lancaster and Julia is Studying Art at Totnes, due to attend University at Falmouth in 2016. I teach music in the local school and work part time for the Dart Harbour and Navigation Authority, driving the yacht taxi. Between this, directing the local orchestra, various musical performances, involved with the local church and helping train the local Ten Tors team, life can be very busy.