Driving in Devon, and indeed in much of the UK, evolves as follows. One leaves the motorway (a.k.a. "dual carriageway," a.k.a. a divided highway), which may look like this:
Then it gets charming.
Then it gets downright alarming.
Countryside walking is a very English thing to do, and we enthusiastically did our part. How could you not, with a view like this?
Another favorite was a visit to Saltram, a National Trust property where, incidentally, the movie version of Sense and Sensibility with Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson was filmed. Anyone recognize the house?
Or the 700-year-old oak tree?
Or -- unrelated to the movie -- this people?
Part of the family also visited an aquarium in Plymouth, at the request of Ian, who never met an aquarium he didn't like:
(Just like your own kids, mine practice this harmonious camaraderie all the time! Really! ;-))
And finally, and I love that I get to type this sentence, we also had the good fortunate of visiting a lovely donkey sanctuary. It was built by a woman who clearly had a passion for donkeys, and has written several books about them, much to our enjoyment. Really, it was lovely.