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We bid a fond farewell to Penzance and the lovely June and Stuart who gave us such a warm welcome at the Ashton Guesthouse and wended our way north to Ilfracombe. What can I say about Ilfracombe - the drive there was misty, drizzly and very grey and the town didn't seem much better - I would describe it as the holiday town for those in God's waiting room. I don't think we saw anyone under the age of 60 unless they ...
'All our bags are packed and we're ready to go..........'
Whoop! Whoop! It's been a long time coming but the day has finally arrived to start our European adventure. Having packed Daisy we had to get her weighed to see how much we then had to take off again.......luckily we were well within our limits so Paul didn't have to offload any wine or beer and Mandy can come too!
... it is quite shallow, and is tidal.
There are lots of boats moored in the river, but being tidal means that lots of
the boats will be high and dry at low tide. But the boats are designed to
handle it, with either double keels or outrigger stabilizers that keep the
boats level when the water disappears.
We toured around the area of Appledore, down to Heartland where we stopped at a pub for
lunch. The pub has an outdoor ...
... are just amazed that these little villages survive.
Our B&B was a charming house in Wheddon Cross. It was originally built as a tailor's shop but has been converted to a B&B. Now most of the places we have stayed at are Victorian houses, this one was Edwardian. The difference being that Edwardian is less fussy and more plain. I say plain but it was anything but. The halls were wide, the ceilings high and ...
... quiche with a lovely salad. From here we moved into the shop where I was really good and looked at the beautiful fabrics, but didn't buy anything. Back to the workshop and our work. Before no time at all it seemed, one of the ladies came in with her speciality, a really fabulous sponge decorated with clotted cream and strawberries. How could we refuse!!! On the bus and back to the hotel for a couple of hours rest until dinner downstairs at ...