29th June 2001

We set off to spend my birthday at Swiss Cottage in Milton Abbot, Devon, a lovely Landmark place. We drove to Weston Super Mare, stopping for an average lunch of fish and chips.

Bristol Helicoptor We explored the Helicopter museum nearby.
It is the largest in the world apparently, with 58 old helicopters dating back to the first one ever built in 1936. Andrew really enjoyed it. I did too, but found it a very sad place a graveyard of lovely old helicopters, which will never fly in the sun again.
Swiss Cottage We arrived at Swiss Cottage at 7pm. It is utterly beautiful and the view is stunning, breathtaking, one of the most spectacular we have ever seen. The River Tamar and the whole valley set out below us. It looks just like a rainforest from up here. The mists and the sun are changing the scenery by the minute and Andrew’s camera is working overtime! We love this place. The chalet is of wood with 3 floors and a balcony, which goes all the way around the middle floor, which is the living room. The bedroom and bathroom are on the top floor and you can hear the squirrels scampering up and down the walls and on the roof! There is a stone wall surrounding the bottom of the chalet which is very handy to sit out on and look at the view, eat, drink etc. 

I think we will spend most of our time here.

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