- Apr 20, 2009
Think they are preparing for the tourist, if you are visiting the area perhaps bring a few bottles with you.Having lived on Dartmoor rain in winter seemed interminable and every winter the exterior of the house turned a shade of green. But it wasn’t uncommon then to have restrictive hosepipe bans imposed as the area didn’t have sufficient large reservoirs to meet the demands imposed by the population and the large numbers of tourists that would arrive in summer. At times I would have to take my buckets to the River Walkham which ran in front of the house to fetch water for my veg plot. No washing cars, but then even now washing cars is a rarity without a hosepipe ban.
So managed to clean the van before the off yesterday and arrived on site looking like this!!