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Travel Blogs from South Molton
... 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
... Old Elizabethen Hotel, now rechristened The Pier, Great hotel/restaurant at the end of Westward Ho! overlooking the ocean, Bit like Surf House at Merewether only bigger with grey overcast outlook and no dolphins. Owen currently works there as a waiter and Stephanie has worked there in the past.
Couple of days ago we caught up with Lona's Aunt Rose and her brother John. John ...
... a beautiful drive. We drove through the attractive town of Porlock, with narrow streets and Swiss like buildings. Situated on the sea, the area in north Devon is quite different than the south. I prefer the north coast with it's little fishing villages and quietness, a lovely place to visit. We drove through the outskirts of the large town of Minehead and on to Dunster Castle and the old village of Dunster. All up hill again! ...
The final day was divided into three distinct parts. Firstly a high cliff section with a long wooded stretch up to Porlock. These woods grow on slopes so steep above the cliffs that you wonder how they don’t just topple over into the sea. At least the woods provide a lot of shelter for my vertigo and running through them masks the amount of ascent you are doing. Secondly there is the flat, marsh land between Porlock and Bossington and then the ...
... ride around the Plymouth area. By this time it was quite hot and a cold beer sounded like a good idea, except cold and beer don't seem to go together in England.
we stopped off at the seaside resort town of Paignton on the way back to Exeter for a 'pint' in the Spinning Wheel pub. This pub was where the members of the original Contiki group had their first nights beer some 31 years ago. A quaint little place with typical low ceilings and dating back a couple of hundred ...