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Travel Blogs from Alverdiscott
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!
... to us that the whole place has been exposed, by the BBC no less, as a front for the Church of Scientology. Suddenly it all makes sense. The unremitting positivity in the newspaper and on the walls. The odd ménage à trois between John, Irina and Ted. The obsession with 'success' and 'celebrity'. The almost indifferent attention to the hotel aspect. Wow, is all I can say, we got away lightly.
As we leave Tintagel in the mid-afternoon the light is beginning ...
... but it is
a lot of work to maintain with just 2 people. Access is by a private road, about
½ mile long by 6 feet wide, so the bushes on each side of the road do a real
nice number on cars. At the start of this road is a plaque, naming the corner
as Bloody Corner, commemorating a battle between the Vikings and the local
Saxons in the 9th century. The locals won.
The Torridge River is about ½ mile wide at ...
We had a stop over on the way to Penzance from Timsbury. It is a fair drive, so we would stop in this little crossroads in Exmoor Forest. The drive through the forest is beautiful with valleys and hills. I hate to sound complacent but this seems to be just normal for England. I like to check out the houses and these are back to the stone houses that have lots of character. No cookie cutter surveys here!
We stop in ...