Small Towns and Big Hearts
7 June 2022

Take a trip in South Devon and there are more quaint villages and cute little towns that you can ever possibly know what to do with. Gem after gem reveals itself to us – places that go back and stretch forward, and filled with friendly people. In this picture we see an entire world – sky above, rural slope at the back, thin streets cobbling together a town, some docks to a river that leads to the sea. On Saturdays we can go in any direction and see things like this (there’s always more to see in every direction) in the time and with the resources it took to drive to the same old mall – back in the old days. This is the town of Dartmouth. Not the Ivy League American University, but the site of the Royal Naval Academy.

Peter van der Walt is a fiction author, although you may find some non-fiction and the odd essay out there. Fans can find his newsletter, posts, updates and developments at Currently, he is hard at work on his next story. When not writing, he has far too many interests to reasonably keep up with. He lives with his partner in Devon, England.