On the Wednesday we set off for our 'Round Robin' trip. Starting with a 25 minutes bus trip between Paignton and Totnes. We had hoped for an open topped bus, but unfortunately they didn't have one running on the Wednesday only a double decker so we sat up there instead.
Arriving at Totnes the first thing the boys wanted to do was to visit the castle.
Under the English Heritage stewardship Totnes Castle is a Grade 1 listed monument and is one of the best preserved examples of a Norman motte and bailey castle in England. The surviving stone keep and wall dates from around the 14th Century and sits on a large hill above the town of Totnes and commands great views of the valleys below.
Henry and Harry are very impressed by it.
They can't wait to explore and are soon off climbing up the steps...
With their two new friends they find an ideal spy hole.
What a shame you didn't bring your long bows!
They chat for some time about what it must have been like all those hundreds of years ago.
Climbing and exploring castles is thirsty and hungry work.
Sitting within the stone walls they enjoy their morning snack continuing their chatting.
Part Two, the boat cruise between Totnes and Dartmouth coming tomorrow...
Harper and Molly are busy helpful girls indeed
"Those boys certainly get their clothes all mucky don't they?" Molly states to Harper.
"Shall we do the washing for your Mum?" Harper suggests. "Let's load it all in the machine"
Harper holds the door open for Molly, while she loads the washing machine.
"Do you think these can all go in together?" Molly asks.
"I think so" Harper replies..."I think we put them on a hot wash...or was it a cold wash?"
"I think it must be in between...not too hot and not too cold" Molly says.
"There, about 40 degrees should do it I think. I'm sure that is what Mum sets it at"
They put some powder in the machine and turn it on and wander off to play.
Let's hope they got it right!