Located in southwest Devon county, this stunning landscape showcases some of the wildest natural beauty in Britain with 368 square miles of pale purple heather, deep green forests, and ancient granite rock formations – known as tors. The Park ranks comparable in size to the US Mount Rainier in the state of Washington. In contrast, Yosemite holds more than three times the land mass.
We’ve been spending the last week or so in and around Sugar Land, TX and went to visit Brazos State Park with Chris (Stephen’s son) and his wife Michelle. This is a completely natural habitat for the indigenous wildlife in the area, including many, many bird species, deer, and last, and not least, alligators. We walked around the lake in the park on a beautiful Texas spring afternoon and came across loads of alligators close to the path. This guy on the left was about the largest we saw and I snapped his photo as he was yawning!
He could have cared less about us and according to the park rangers they are only interested in eating turtles, water birds and fish. The ones we saw must have been well fed since they had birds crawling all over them and they didn’t bat an eyelid!