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Travel Blogs from Exeter
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 ...
... Regis to meet a friend of Sheree's who lives nearby, Becca. Lyme Regis is a great seaside town with rows of beach huts in different colours. It is famous for its fossils (tempting to make a Pete joke here). We walked/stumbled over rocks, stones and mud along the beach for quite a way until we came upon an ammonite graveyard. Hugely impressive and exiting and we even found some fossils. A fossil ...
... be. we stopped to grab a sandwich, top up petrol and replace Rod's glasses he lost. Leaving Barnstaple we head north towards the coast and the Bristol Channel. We have seen two Badgers in the last couple of days and unfortunately they have both been road kill! A beautiful sunny day today as we drive along and decide to take a left turn to Woolacombe, where we were told, has beautiful long beaches and is used for surfing. ...
We revisited some memories again yesterday with a visit to Art's old home town on Portland, near Weymouth.
I have a picture somewhere, B & W, of Lona reclining on Pulpit Rock. It's a bit rocky to get down there for a septugenarian, so the latest picture just has the rock in the background!!
We had cream teas at the Lobster Pot cafe, awalk around the point, then a car tour around the "island" with detailed descriptions of how it used to be 60 years ago when Art went ...
... All over!
Now chilling in a campsite overlooking Minehead with a couple of beers.
Yeah, glad it is all over and I will complete the blog properly with all the anecdotes, stories, philosophies of a coast path runner later; you thought you had got away with it? No chance.
But before the beer gets the better of me, I just want to say thanks to all you folks for all your support in all sorts of ways; sponsorship, logistical, financial, texts, ...