Here we go, now freedom to travel has been back again, which means it is time to start on the day out vlogs. So this one was actually planned due to the news of having to be able to soon go on the train from Okehampton to Exeter with the Dartmoor line. Eventually at one point near the end of this year, it means i can cycled from Tavi to Oke to then get the train to Exeter, which is similar to getting the train from Plym to Exeter but quicker for cycling since its about the same length of time to cycle between tavi and Plymouth and from what I found out, Tavi to Oke (the way back), But enjoy the vlog.
The Tiktok Night before.
|The Tiktok profile in its beginning|
But then it was to sleep and wakeup to make sure the time was done, But this was before a blogpost was finished of a Review of the Bike LED lights which was partly the reason I wanted to get them on was to prepare for this day/afternoon. Which actually they do not seem as bright as when I Found out later on today. But it was good to know the oil worked on the bike AND the lights fitted on correctly too.
|The lights on the tyre cap|
|The oiled pedals and the LED lights|
|The Lights when in the shed|
Then it was to sleep and eventually make sure I was not up late, the rumours of the snow were going to happen and well, it was seemingly not to be lucky with the main day I want to get filming done. The time change has also messed with my tiredness but remember last week I've been online working until 3 or 4 am in some nights and that can drain me. But due to the last week of work preparation, This cannot be the case. So it was sleeping eventually for me.
The Route up to Oke
|The gate on the Lydford Path|
|The Patch after the cutting|
|And another angle|
Once it was crossing the road to Bridistowe, IT was all path from here and well smooth for the most part, until I got past this section and it was bumpy as anything, It really was close to a flat tyre and falling but for now it was a lucky guess. It even was supposed to be shut during lockdown but thank something it was open.
|The Trail goes up|
|The end of the gate which had the bumpy trail behind it|
Then from here it was smooth Path, from crossing Lake viaduct to even the paths towards Sourton Bike hire were open which they could be due to the essential of them so lucky on that one, it reminded me of many years ago going on this path with family.
|The sign and the fence with the path to the bike hire|
Then it was the path to nearly get to the big viaduct, with passing my Ex neighbours and even nearly crashing into a girl on roller skates even after ringing the bell, But then it was time to see the view and the final big section, which was from Meldon to Oke.
|The views from the viaduct,|
|Looking towards the next section|
|The views to the reservoir|
|The sky and the hills|
Then it was passing the quarry, which really was showing how abandoned it was. From the carriages rusting to the brown rails and you can see the locks on the gates getting worn. But eventually it was back to the path and then it was to go down a tunnel which is the A30, and then t was a lush view.
|The building was abandoned and years ago I walked in there|
|The view from the bottom of the gate|
Then it was the cycle up to the railway line and eventually it is another dip to the left which was passing where I skidded years ago. It was getting busy on the path, but I eventually went and got to the town. The sign back to lydford.
|The sign for the way back|
Then I finally got to the Train Station. It was busy with loads of cars parked and also the Station fenced off with the recent renovation works of the restore your railways fund being passed. But it was nice to finally accomplish the journey.
|The Zeep route|
The look at the Station.
|The bridge and the fences|
|The road looking to the town|
|The station from the other side|
|The Footbridge and the ramp|
|The hostel and the hire in the back|
|The Bike Parked up|
|The Station and the track blocked|
The Walk to town:
|The Gate to go to the Park|
|The Signs to go to the Park|
As I walked down, it was nice to talk while vlogging, okay the recording on the glasses is hard to known when to start and stop but I slowly can manage it. But then, I walked down and saw this house which almost felt like a dolls house in the park, which right next to it was a stream with the water features which looked quite nice.
|The Pots and the stream|
|Its more clear how its laid out|
As I walked by, there was one or a few messages to deal with even with the internet off, well checking it since the signal was actually really strong on both networks on the Phone. But then it was time to walk to town and a few selfies and also seeing how the streets look so empty a week before legally places can open, and it was a bank holiday.
|Lead to another|
|Taking Pictures on the road is rare and I did without getting hit|
|This road was no so lucky but It was a quick snap|
Shopping for a Drink
Then with most places Closed, I walked my way to Lidl, Well actually passing Waitrose since both are in the same area at the back. Well Waitrose was okay but some of the drinks were still steep, even at reduced prices, even a carton I bought for mothers day a few years ago was on offer here at £2.40 which is rare. But it seems like there was savings to be had and a Walk to the other side was lidl, i mean 3 supermarkets in one corner, there is a Tavi feel to that actually. But Lidl had the smallest car Park.
|The Cartons of the Juice|
Now it goes to then put them in the bag and walk up back to the station. The Route was even more quiet, the sky was still blue and actually not as windy until I was walking up the hill. Passing quiet arcades soon to be busy-ish.
|The plaza is quiet|
Now then, I managed to get up the hill and then to the station. Which then it was to go to rest and reflect on the day, The little booth was lush to be in and then to down some OJ and then it was time to have a selfie.
|The Booth I was sitting in|
|an exhausting selfie|
|More of a cleaner one|
|The route home|
The Route Home:
|The Path and the railway|
|The Tunnel going under the highway|
Then it was carrying on, passing Meldon viaduct and the time to carry on the path and then it was going to the place which my family used to park to then go on the path to Oke. Its a nice junction and on from there is the narrow path we bumped from before.
|The Path and houses|
|The Gate on the Path back|
|The Route that goes on the back|
|The route back|
Now, it was time to finally head back home, my parents were still out and I was in the shower when they got back. Then it was time for a meal and then it was the normal life to resume. '