Ah you have stumble upon my Canadian highlights here my friend Ivan. A super spot for sure. Many thanks for the L&F.
Gotcha'.... Geoff.. well spotted,... then again... I don't suppose that you could really miss it !!...and as usual, good info'.....it must have been quite a sight to see this thing in 'real life' so to speak..../....Keep good,.. from Dave.
See previous comments and this photo shows why she is nicknamed "The Flying Bum" !!!
See previous photo.
Re my last, this is the view when you first approach this castle!!!
See last photo re these gardens.
This is the best shot I could get of this castle as it was a building site with cranes and all manner of builders at work. This is a country house and castle near Drewsteignton. It was built from 1911 to 1930 and is a Grade 1 listed building. It was the last castle built in England and is undergoing a five-year conversion project to finally make it watertight!!! The gardens are Grade II listed in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. Of the six castles we saw this was easily the most disappointing, and expensive, and a devil to get to! At least from the direction we came from!!!
Fallow Deer have been roaming the parklands of England for centuries and this lot are part of the Powderham herd of around 500 at the castle on the River Exe. They can of course be culled and butchered for venison and will even help the occupants of the castle survive a siege! That at least is the experience of the ancestors of the Earl of Devon who have managed the herd for 300 years! During the English Civil War when Cromwell's army laid siege to the Royalist-supporting castle for months on end the occupants survived by reportedly eating the deer! I would have thought Cromwell's lot would have got to them first! Venison burgers anyone!!! Anyway I have never tried bambi-burgers!!!
Didn't go too near these beasties as I know what they are capable of with cygnets in tow!
The rear of the castle and the gardens and the chapel is just out of view on the left.