WHAT GLORIOUS WEATHER WE HAD FOR OUR OUT & ABOUT GROUP TRIP!
Our trip on Wednesday 20 April had two destinations. We set off at about 9.30 for Buckfast Abbey and later Newton Abbot. The weather was absolutely perfect, sunny and warm all day. We stopped at The Old Well Garden Centre just off the M5 for a coffee break. No time to look around, unfortunately but we do enjoy our stops there. Then off to Buckfast Abbey. Such a peaceful place with its gardens, exhibition of how the Abbey was build by a few dedicated monks and their Benedictine monastic life and a walk around the Abbey to admire the large, colourful and modern stained glass window.
First port of call in Newton Abbot was to find lunch, then off to the shops. After a very full day in good company we arrived back in Ilfracombe around 6 pm.