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Travel Blogs from Romansleigh
Tuesday the 17th of
September – The night had
been a little rainy with some wind but no where near as strong as the
wind we experienced when we stopped to take photos on a cliff top the
previous day. The day became wetter as we drove towards Whimple
where Ali was staying with her parents. We stopped a couple of
times, both very pretty towns but hard to appreciate in the rain. I
finally found a fascinater to go with my ...
... because we bought two umbreallas in a $1 shop!! Insurance.
Stopped off at a small cafe for a light lunch and found our waitress was from Bideford and her niece was married to a New (Lona's Bideford family) in Northam.
After we left Ilfracoombe in bright warm sunshine we headed through Coombe Martin and wound our way back to Barnstable and home.
Out last night ...
... chatted with a lovely retired couple who live locally and hadn't been To the Manor for a meal. He was a physicist and she had been a early childhood centre manager, both lovely people. Amazing place and guests. Jane the owner, said the place was part of a priory where the Abbott lived and attached to the church across the road. At one stage it would have been one large area. Tunnels run under the Priory to the Church across the ...
... coast path over 700’ cliffs to Minehead. Great scenery all the way, only spoilt by Wales in the distance but at least it looks as if it were raining over there now.
The first climb out of Lynmouth is arduous and gets the heart pumping, but knowing it was the last day was a real treat. Bring it on. There were some great views back to the village and Lynton. Then in the woods there were long downhill sections that just seemed to go on forever, ...
It was a bit of a grey start to the day, and cool morning; made all the worse because in the distance the sun was shining on Wales. There was a surprising amount of Tarmac to contend with at both the beginning and end of the day and a lot of switching between roads and path up to Coombe Martin, though near Watermouth work was just starting as I passed to take walkers off the road at high tide, which it was.
Then came the hard climb up Great ...