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Travel Blogs from Wiveliscombe
... at the first
stop with lunch at the second, arriving mid-afternoon at Whimple.
wonderful to see Ali again and we were made welcome by her lovely
parents, Janthia and Roger. I could never hope to describe the
organisation that has been going on for the wedding, including the
three tiered wedding cake which Ali and her parents had made and
iced. After enjoying a home cooked dinner complete with more clotted
... 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 ...
This morning we took the cliff path down to the town of Lynmouth which just below Lynton. We spent an hour walking around and absorbing this beautiful place with its lovely sea coastline and streams running down to the waters edge. We took the water powered cliff railway back up to Lynton after spending about an hour walking around Lynmouth. Lynton over looks the sea and the small village of Lynmouth. Both towns are small and ...
... boat stretch heading through the West Country, only ducks around though. We have a brief stop in the town of Tiverton that had a castle, but is a privately owned castle and was not open. Still took some good photos and looked around as much as we could. Heading off to Barnstaple through part of the Exmoor National Park, the road we take is between Exmoor and Dartmoor, the A361. Barnstaple is a much larger city than I thought ...
... bin slashin n burnin” they explained. I thought they might be Vikings and hoped they wouldn’t get on to the rapin and piligin! But their job was to come from Glasgow each day and fight the Rhododendrons. But they would burn them to minimise grow back, and I guess it leaves less of a scar over time on the landscape.
Now this is all because Rhodies are an “introduced” species. Non native to the British Isles. But I am not convinced it is ...