Nice 7 mile lunchtime walk from Barnstaple to Lake to Tawstock down the the River Taw and back along the river to the Barnstaple Beer Festival. Lovely walk revisiting childhood haunts but with one difference, Private, Keep Out, No Trespassers signs everywhere. So much exclusion, so much distrust and so much unpleasantness. Everyone, it seams, wants to live in a private, solitary, distrustful piece of England. Next there’ll be bodyguards, minefields and wild dogs from hell protecting their unpleasant lives! Al
ps The Pannier Market Beer Festival was brilliant and Sam’s Cider went down a treat!