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Travel Blogs from Exford
Our trip from Sutton, with the In Laws in tow, took us into North Yorkshire. We headed up the A1 to Thirsk then east along the A170 through Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe (imagine writing your address out by hand each time you wrote to anyone), Helmsley, Beadlam, Kirkbymoorside and on to a preposterously expensive bed and breakfast in Hutton-le-Hole …
... 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
This morning we did some exploring of the countryside around us. Pete went of for a short run as directed by Cary - he missed the first turn he was meant to take as it looked like a farm track. Consequently, he ended up with a longer than intended run! The kids and I went for a walk around the lanes with Cary, Eddie and their Emily. Still no sign of any wildlife though. After lunch, we headed off ...
... 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 ...
... bin slashin n burnin” they explained. I thought they might be Vikings and hoped they wouldn’t get on to the rapin and piligin! But their job was to come from Glasgow each day and fight the Rhododendrons. But they would burn them to minimise grow back, and I guess it leaves less of a scar over time on the landscape.
Now this is all because Rhodies are an “introduced” species. Non native to the British Isles. But I am not convinced it is ...