I’d booked a couple of days off work and planned a walk or two, covid in the household meant that I was encouraged to be out all day to allow for me to stay away from it, and the patient, a break from bedroom isolation. Not needing to be asked twice (I had planned to do some painting of the landing!) I was pouring over the maps. The first outing was the Cox Tor one on my previous walk, this was number two and I have one more to write about. Everything was set, or so I thought, I pulled up with blue skies and fluffy clouds above, the temperature on the car said 2 degrees, all good so far. The weather report had it clouding over after a couple of hours so that was ok, the issue was my phone, the battery was sitting just below half way which would mean I needed to be careful. Being a diabetic I need to have some elements of safety around my walks and my phone is one small part of it, those at home expect a text or 2 on the walk to say I’m ok. So I started out with one eye on the phone, as I climbed to Bell Tor and on to Chinkwell Tor the wind was biting and dropping the temperature probably, below freezing. My phone wasn’t happy and was losing battery, as not new phones can do. Then it turned off and that was that. I’d had this before and sometimes as the temperature warms it can turn back on, however there was no need to risk anything. Disappointed I shortened the walk, and as I got within a few hundred metres of the car, the expected happened and the phone came on, only 20% left but plenty to send a text to tell of my changed plans. With the text sent I added a visit to Ausewell Rocks and woods which is now open to walkers, with some paths sign posted. Plus a visit to the quarry at Ashburton on the way back to tick off another Dartmoor 365 square, the original idea of this walk was to bag 5 squares alongside quite a few tors, as it was the tors count was about the same and I got 3 squares, 2 of which were a bit out of the way so it was good to tidy these up. As for my other walk in this period, well it picked up what I missed out on, on this walk, so no harm done.