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 Photos From Dartmoor, Dartmoor Ponies and Scenery
Broxandval
  Posted: Mar 10 2009, 04:28 AM


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Hi All
Val and I though we would share some photo's of Dartmoor, its famous ponies and veiws. smile.gif
We hope that you'll like them smile.gif
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Picture number one. Dartmoor Pony at Princetown smile.gif
Picture number two. Gotta scratch, Mother and foal rolleyes.gif
Picture number three. Two white Ponies rather pregnant and fit to burst smile.gif
Picture number four .The infamous Dartmoor Prison, originally built by french POW's to house French POW's during the Napolionic war, but still in use today to house criminals (believe me when I say it was a step up from the Prison Hulk's moored on the Hamoes Plymouth, that the POW's were held in prior to it's being built) but it was built in a rather bleak and inhospitable place to deter breakouts and when the weather comes in, it is bleak on the moors, I know as we used to take trainee sailors up on them for 20 mile hikes across it but it make up for it when the sun comes out and the weather is nice (see next picture !!!...... blink.gif wacko.gif ohmy.gif
Picture number. five One of the many Torrs taken on the move through car window, note the others in the background smile.gif
Picture number six Welcome to Princetown smile.gif
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Weve been Keeping Koi now for 26 year's we have 20 Koi, 1 orfe. We have a russian blue type cat with while leg markings white chin etc called Pepsi and the cutest young boy cat, Jet black in colour (who has two tails) called Jack.
A growing collection of fishy art and Badger/Otter/Dolphin/koi fine art prints.
Collection of Figurines/Plates/Cups/Slates/Clocks all of them are Badger/Otter/Cat/Dolphin
Collect Benaya koi tiles.
Large Library of Koi/Koi/Fish Health Books plus another Library of Tropical Fish/Fish Health Books.
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Robyn
Posted: Mar 10 2009, 12:56 PM


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Dave, didn't you say you didn't have good scenery there in the UK in the other post about photos? You were wrong. Those first three photos are beautiful.


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Broxandval
  Posted: Mar 10 2009, 03:02 PM


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Hi Robyn
Why thank you, smile.gif smile.gif Dartmoor is our own national Park here in the south west the last two photo's especially the Prison were posted to show how bleak (the Prison and the Torr's) the place can be and to put across just how hardy the Ponies actually are.
Picture the place shrouded in a thick mist with driving rain or on other occaisions
Blizzards (the reason we don't get snow very often here in Plymouth.
The ponies are rounded up once a year and some are sold at auction sadly due to the European Union insisting that all these ponies must have a type of passport (rather expensive to boot) angry.gif to be paid for by the owners we have seen them sold for as little as 50p about half a Dollar US. angry.gif
This was in an effort to cut down on the number of these passports thus saving the owners a lot of money before the rules were implemented by our Government (you can't really blame them!!!!.....) sad.gif
People flocked to these auctions to help save them but sadly many didn't have a clue how to look after them and many suffered due to this until rescued by the RSPCA but you can only find so many homes for them (three were actually found abandoned on a local rubbish dump in a rather sorry state). angry.gif angry.gif
SO VERY SAD !!!!!!.......... sad.gif angry.gif Now the breed is suffering because of this and may at some stage in the future the pure bred Dartmoor pony may die out. sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif
At least non have gone to France where they would end up on the dinner plate. ohmy.gif
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Weve been Keeping Koi now for 26 year's we have 20 Koi, 1 orfe. We have a russian blue type cat with while leg markings white chin etc called Pepsi and the cutest young boy cat, Jet black in colour (who has two tails) called Jack.
A growing collection of fishy art and Badger/Otter/Dolphin/koi fine art prints.
Collection of Figurines/Plates/Cups/Slates/Clocks all of them are Badger/Otter/Cat/Dolphin
Collect Benaya koi tiles.
Large Library of Koi/Koi/Fish Health Books plus another Library of Tropical Fish/Fish Health Books.
Member of the Koi Magazines Koi Hall Of Fame.
Our deceased cat family:-
RIP Suki 2005-2013
RIP Dusty 1990- 2008 RIP Dillon 1997- 2010
RIP Sammy 1989-2007 RIP Baby 1991-2006
RIP SpookyII 1995-97 RIP Spooky 1990-95
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Arey
Posted: Mar 10 2009, 08:14 PM


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Great pictures Brox. Picture No. 5 really gives an idea of the size and emptiness of the moors.


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Broxandval
  Posted: Mar 10 2009, 08:32 PM


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Hi Arey
It may look empty nowadays but at one point in it's history it was a hub of industry and has been mined extensivly, quarried, had railway lines running across it etc, etc and is still used by the Army for live firing and full scale exercises. ohmy.gif
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Weve been Keeping Koi now for 26 year's we have 20 Koi, 1 orfe. We have a russian blue type cat with while leg markings white chin etc called Pepsi and the cutest young boy cat, Jet black in colour (who has two tails) called Jack.
A growing collection of fishy art and Badger/Otter/Dolphin/koi fine art prints.
Collection of Figurines/Plates/Cups/Slates/Clocks all of them are Badger/Otter/Cat/Dolphin
Collect Benaya koi tiles.
Large Library of Koi/Koi/Fish Health Books plus another Library of Tropical Fish/Fish Health Books.
Member of the Koi Magazines Koi Hall Of Fame.
Our deceased cat family:-
RIP Suki 2005-2013
RIP Dusty 1990- 2008 RIP Dillon 1997- 2010
RIP Sammy 1989-2007 RIP Baby 1991-2006
RIP SpookyII 1995-97 RIP Spooky 1990-95
Time Zone GMT

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Vals birthday 19/3/59

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Arey
Posted: Mar 11 2009, 08:41 AM


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Sounds like the Jersey Pine Barrens which were a major center of the iron industry until the industrial revolution started. Lots of towns and iron furnaces have vanished leaving nothing but slag heaps and cellar holes.

Last month while at a big chain book store I saw a magazine titled British Archaeology in the magazine rack, so of course I bought it. There was a lengthy article on prehistoric Dartmoor and the many sites on it. It also included recommended auto tours. It was interesting to read that Dartmoor was once agricultural land and heavily forested.

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One Burmese Cat , Bryn Barishnakatt, who's been trying to tell me something ever since I got him 7 years ago but I haven't the least idea what it is.

One 940 gallon raised liner pond. It's 30 years old and still evolving.
Very windy So. Jersey barrier island. Zone 7 coastal.
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Broxandval
  Posted: Mar 11 2009, 08:27 PM


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Hi Arey
You are indeed correct in what you say, another interesting thing about Dartmoor is the area's where the Military have their live fire exercises and exercises our troops are a bastion of rare fauna, insects, etc. smile.gif
You wouldnt believe it would you? but it's true. ohmy.gif
It is also covered in Prehistoric stone Monuments,standing stone circles etc not on the size of stonehenge but stone circles all the same. smile.gif
The moor also acts as a major water source for Plymouth and Sir Frances Drake built a leet from the moor (supplying water to what is known as Drakes Reservoir here in Plymouth), it supplied Plymouth in "Queen Elisabeth I" time and it still survives to this day as do major stretches of the Leet. ohmy.gif smile.gif
As a matter of Fact part of it runs past the top of the Chairman of our Koi Clubs garden and an underground section used to cause flooding in cellar of a local pub (The Nowhere Inn) which we used to drink in and effected it so badly at times they built a new cellar above ground. sad.gif smile.gif
There are also marker stones marking it's route underground that can still be seen to this day ohmy.gif smile.gif
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Weve been Keeping Koi now for 26 year's we have 20 Koi, 1 orfe. We have a russian blue type cat with while leg markings white chin etc called Pepsi and the cutest young boy cat, Jet black in colour (who has two tails) called Jack.
A growing collection of fishy art and Badger/Otter/Dolphin/koi fine art prints.
Collection of Figurines/Plates/Cups/Slates/Clocks all of them are Badger/Otter/Cat/Dolphin
Collect Benaya koi tiles.
Large Library of Koi/Koi/Fish Health Books plus another Library of Tropical Fish/Fish Health Books.
Member of the Koi Magazines Koi Hall Of Fame.
Our deceased cat family:-
RIP Suki 2005-2013
RIP Dusty 1990- 2008 RIP Dillon 1997- 2010
RIP Sammy 1989-2007 RIP Baby 1991-2006
RIP SpookyII 1995-97 RIP Spooky 1990-95
Time Zone GMT

Note:-
Vals birthday 19/3/59

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Jayesh
Posted: Mar 24 2009, 01:02 PM


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Lovely, pictures by the way. Here in London we have nothing like that.


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Broxandval
Posted: Mar 25 2009, 02:10 AM


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Hi Jayesh
Your from the Big smoke wow, have been to London on many occaision's passing through to various base's in the past , last time I was there was around 10 years ago. smile.gif
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Weve been Keeping Koi now for 26 year's we have 20 Koi, 1 orfe. We have a russian blue type cat with while leg markings white chin etc called Pepsi and the cutest young boy cat, Jet black in colour (who has two tails) called Jack.
A growing collection of fishy art and Badger/Otter/Dolphin/koi fine art prints.
Collection of Figurines/Plates/Cups/Slates/Clocks all of them are Badger/Otter/Cat/Dolphin
Collect Benaya koi tiles.
Large Library of Koi/Koi/Fish Health Books plus another Library of Tropical Fish/Fish Health Books.
Member of the Koi Magazines Koi Hall Of Fame.
Our deceased cat family:-
RIP Suki 2005-2013
RIP Dusty 1990- 2008 RIP Dillon 1997- 2010
RIP Sammy 1989-2007 RIP Baby 1991-2006
RIP SpookyII 1995-97 RIP Spooky 1990-95
Time Zone GMT

Note:-
Vals birthday 19/3/59

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