Saturday, September 26, 2009


Earlier this week we did our best to improve Anglo American relations by driving Mack and Marilyn Lundy [from Williamsburg VA] who were staying in Exeter to Greenway, Agatha Christie's home on the River Dart. Mack is the keeper of the blog Mack Captures Crime, an expert on Sherlock Holmes, and one of the winners of the Crime Scraps Marathon quiz. The previous day the Lundys had driven up on to Dartmoor negotiated the winding lanes and high hedgerows of Devon quite brilliantly and even found their way back to their hotel.

The traffic driving down to Greenway was very heavy but the location itself is so beautiful that it seems in a different world.
The photograph on the left shows Mack being congratulated on his excellent quiz performance. Mack liked this photo as he said it made him look taller and slimmer.
Of course when two huge male intellects meet the conversation was on a very high philosophical level.

"The other winners would have got a kiss, but you are definitely not getting one."
"I don't want one!"
"I wish you were ******"
"I wish YOU were ******"

We then adjourned for the drive back along the alternative coastal route through Paignton and Torquay [apparently a bit like Myrtle Beach, S.C. in places] and stopped to enjoy a meal at an award winning fish and chip restaurant in Babbacombe. The only disappointment was that by the time we came out it was very dark so that Mack and Marilyn could not enjoy the magnificent sea and estuary views as we drove back to Exeter via Shaldon, Teignmouth, Dawlish and Starcross.


Blogger Kerrie said...

I am glad to see the photo of the 2 of you. Well done!

5:05 AM  
Blogger Dorte H said...

Enjoyable post!

And I will certainly come and collect my kiss one day :D

8:37 AM  
Blogger Mack said...

Point of correction. Norman didn't actually drive us from Williamsburg, Virginia to Greenway. That would have been difficult for even the most expert English driver.

Norman, perhaps we need a contest for readers to supply the word behind the ******.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Mack, I have edited my error although I have driven from Williamsburg via Appomatox Court House and Charlottesville to Washington DC, even I would not be capable of driving over the Atlantic. ;o)
I think it better we don't reveal ******. :o)

Hope you and Marilyn are well and enjoying your trip.

1:10 PM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Dorte, I will look forward to that. ;o)

1:11 PM  
Blogger Mack said...

Perhaps that would be best Norman. Keep em guessing. Adds a bit of mystery.

3:49 PM  

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