We went down to Lopwell Dam, where the River Tavy was dammed to help feed water to Plymouth, and a causeway at low tide still allows people with good balance and a risk-taking attitude to cross on foot. You can see that the river is tidal up to the causeway, but the important thing is that the old pumphouse is now a cafe! Hurray! We went there to meet my sister, who has popped back from Canada for a week's visit. She seems to be enjoying Canada, which has impressive numbers of Bald Eagles, but is disappointed not to have met a wild Moose or Porcupine.
There was an osprey hanging about this cafe the day before we were there, but we didn't see it for all our looking.
And today I took Brythen to Dog School on the shores of Burrator Reservoir. I always feel this reservoir looks a bit strange and unBritish. Maybe it's the conifers.