When you're weary, feeling small... ~ A Little Bit of History

m8ed
m8ed
Jan 23, 2011, 7:12 AM |
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I have shared this little bit of history with a few friends over the last year or two and just recently shared it with another. She said it was, without doubt, the best mail she had ever received from anyone ~ so I figured it was probably worth sharing here with all!

 

When you’re weary. . .  feeling small. . .

 

There is a pub that I often visit when I have guests about 40 mins drive from where I live on the banks of the River Exe in the south of England. There is a weir just 50 yards upstream and you can sit in the beer-garden beneath weeping willows (the trees here) and watch the troubled waters all day!

 

More than 30 years ago when american Paul Simon had his first  falling-out with Art Garfunkel, he came to England looking for inspiration, he did a few gigs around the country and stayed for a few days in the Devon village of Bickleigh at this very Pub, The Fisherman’s Cot, and of course, he found it!

 

The rest you know. . .

 

Here’s a short cut to it ~

The Fisherman's Cot

and a pic of the bridge and weir from the beer-garden, and a couple of the pub & beer garden from the bridge, that I took a while back.

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 Cool bananas huh?  Smile ~

 

And now you know what made Paul Simon write Bridge Over Troubled Waters   Smile