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Travel Blogs from Exmoor
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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 distance I must confess I felt a bit emotional, but I had time to compose myself before we finally hugged and patted! Though not in that order, as Kimber bounded up to greet me first. Shame it was a week day so people who had been involved couldn’t be there too. Or that students from Ellesmere were not there. We’d tried to set this up for the original attempt which was to have finished on a Monday, but the teachers offering to do it and run the last ...
... when I first walked this with Giuliana on our first holiday together. Another Romantic Interlude! I also seem to recall a call of nature suddenly being interrupted by a helicopter. We camped at Newberry Farm on that occasion and through Mick Goodall, a college flatmate who ran Galleon Gifts got involved in Carnival Week. That is to say, the drinking side of Carnival. The procession through the village is quite something and we had become "regulars" at the ...