The weather was forecast with the strong winds of yesterday lasting throughout today as well as possible rain showers.  I was on the third stage of the local walking groups walk from the source of the River Otter to its mouth.  This stage was 11 miles so I was a bit wary as to how much I would enjoy it.  We caught the bus to Honiton where we met up with the River Otter before heading off along small lanes and paths through a number of small villages, spotting a deer in a field (see extra).  We had a coffee break in a field adjacent to this glorious field of sunflowers on the outskirts of Feniton.  

Although the wind was very strong the weather held out and was at times very warm and sunny.  Lunch was taken on the river bank on the outskirts of Ottery St Mary and we then traced the River Otter all the way back to Newton Poppleford, we even spotted a kingfisher.  Given the length of the walk we had an extra tea break with treats of homemade flapjacks a few miles from the end.  I am pleased to say that it was an enjoyable walk visiting small villages and hamlets with various pieces of historic information being given as we passed through the villages and hamlets.

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