By: Blonde One

The Two Blondes expedition yesterday took a very unexpected twist. We were totally flumuxed (not sure if that’s the correct spelling) when, upon arriving at Fox Tor Cafe, we found it was closed! Imagine our horror! After a few seconds of staring at each other absolutely dumbfounded – we then burst into laughter as we realised our mistake. On our last visit to our favourite cafe we stood at the counter reading the notice that said the cafe would be closed until 22nd January. We sagely said to each other “we’ll have to remember that”! How blonde can you get?!

So we had to resort to plan B, which was non existent. However we ended up backtracking and going to the Prince Hall Hotel which we had often discussed but never visited. We had the most amazing lunch (fish pie) with probably the best views of Dartmoor that I have ever seen from a building. There is much to say about this lovely location so I will leave most of it to another blog, but the one thing we did notice about this place and its immediate surroundings is that there was a lot of notices everywhere! Ironic. We took particular care to read them thoroughly and take action where necessary. We did not fish without a permit, we did not enter a ‘private’ area and we certainly avoided the ‘open trench’.

I wonder if the Two Blondes have learnt their lesson – probably not.