Archive for May 13, 2015

photo-1photovvThere is a story in this part of Devon that the bridge referred to in Simon and Garfunkel’s iconic song Bridge Over Troubled Water is that over the River Exe at Bickleigh. Paul Simon spent some time in England in the 1960s staying in the village, and perhaps the beauty of the setting inspired him to write the song. We had lunch there on Saturday with friends, who emigrated to the USA in 1981. The Heron in the river certainly didn’t mind the troubled waters, and we had a great time talking about old times.