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Travel Blogs from Ilfracombe
... 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 ...
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 ...
... perhaps we shouldn’t go there! Discuss.
Tiny Culbone church at the end of the woods is a real pretty place, the country’s smallest complete church in a tiny combe. Then it was down to the Porlock marshes which are a real contrast and Bossington at the eastern edge of the marshland is a very attractive village before the climb up the side of Bossington Hill
Adrenalin’s still up.
The day seemed to fly by. It went much ...
... at 318m is the highest coastal hill in England according to the landlord of the Chichester in Morthoe last night. Apparently he's in the coastal rescue team and they have 500’ ropes for working in North Devon. Anyway in 35 mins. I was almost touching the clouds which hovered over the top of Great Hangman. It was really spooky. A nice pint of Gem by the way in The Chichester, even though it comes from Bath.
I was probably quicker ...
... so. The sun helped as we were getting treated to some sunny intervals between light showers now.
Walking through the town, I really got the impression it was a town improving its image, and a spectacular, though possibly controversial sculpture of a pregnant women on the harbour wall helped. I liked it; the artwork and the town. I first visited here on a geography field trip from college one Easter time. We finished off our days ...