This was the 22nd.
23rd. and all the roads open, so with blankets, shovel and food supplies added to the luggage we set off. 0941 was launch time, with no hope of making Buckfastleigh and the train by 1300 when it was due to depart. BUT: M69 clear, M42 clear, M5 clear, traffic light, hope returned. Now I know there is a legal sped limit but my memory is not what it was, at 1220 we were passing Cullompton and at 1250,
Phew, we made it, Esme commandeered Nanna while Elliot sat quietly by, he likes trains.
We chugged along beside the Dart, steam billowing in our wake and then
we entered Santa's mobile grotto.
Two small children meet THE MAN.
Our engine running round.
I like owls, this one was on the platform at Totnes.
Back at Buckfast another treat. (Well I thought it was).
Final destination achieved!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.