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A walk from Castle Drogo to Fingle Bridge

A walk from Castle Drogo to Fingle Bridge

Castle Drogo This is a pleasant walk from Castle Drogo to Fingle Bridge and back again. The distance is about five and a half miles and I'm using OS Explorer Map – Dartmoor (OL 28). Also, along the way, I stop for a little sketching. Using an A5 Daler-Rowney cartridge...

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Fernworthy Reservoir and Shovel Down

Fernworthy Reservoir and Shovel Down

The Dark WoodsMy son and his friend are doing a project about life in the 'Dark Woods'. So they wanted to come up to Dartmoor's Ferworthy Reservoir as they remembered there being some good 'Dark Woods' there. After a walk on the moors,​ we were to be found sketching...

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‘Sketching at the RAMM’

‘Sketching at the RAMM’

Visiting the RAMM My son and I have come to Exeter's marvellous RAMMuseum (Royal Albert Memorial Museum - which is free! Though, of course, we did give a donation. Which seems only reasonable). With the intention​ of sketching some of the exhibits. As he would like...

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‘Storm Callum at Port Gaverne’

‘Storm Callum at Port Gaverne’

Watercolour sketch ~ A4 I'm sitting sheltered from the worst of the wind on the headland on the eastern side of Port Gaverne. Along with the wind, I can hear the sea booming into caves and sending up spray. The wind is still strong, blowing from the land out to sea....

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‘Woodbury Church Lychgate’

‘Woodbury Church Lychgate’

St Swithun's Brush Pen ~ A5 Out sketching with the lad, he wanted to draw the lychgate of Woodbury's St Swithun’s Church. So here's my version. We are starting to lose the light, as dusk draws in. It's great that my, not so little anymore, lad enjoys coming out...

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