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Travel Blogs from Taunton
... walked to one of the two local pubs for a drink then back
home to bed.
Wednesday the 18th
of September – after
breakfast the sun was shining through clouds as we walked around the
charming village of Whimple. It is very pretty with some thatched
houses and an impressive church where Janthia and Roger are
bell-ringers. We enjoyed lunch at the other pub – curry for for
... By the time we got back to The Coach House, the Rudolph children were all returning from their various outings to cricket and Guy had retuned from his Board meeting in Amsterdam. We had a lovely dinner and Guy introduced Pete to Armagnac. Luckily that took the edge off watch us lose 2 Americas Cup races (sigh). Although it did increase his ranting a bit. He is not feeling so flash this morning ...
We leave Leonie and Glenn to experience another night at the lovely Dillington House and for us to head off through Illminster allowing a morning to get to Ilfracombe. We head off the beaten track as Rod puts it! Through narrow hedgerow lanes. But the scenery is worth it. Heading through Newtown, Bishopswood along little lanes we are off the proper roads and on the lanes! We stopped off at the The Grand Western Canal, which is ...
A lovely morning, with sun and not too cool. Haven't been in long pants yet, still in the shorts and t shirts although a jumper is sometimes warranted.
stopped at Glastonbury , the site of the abbey where supposedly Joseph of Aramathea, first came across from europe bringing christianity. Legend says that when he put his staff to the ground it took root and the holy grail is buried somewhere beneath the tor(hill) that dominates the town.
Off to Bath and the cathedral ...
... me, were told they would need to apply for leave of absence!
But, another 500metres to the actual finish line still, and I didn’t notice it was on road. And a few photos at the South West Coast Path sculpture; which now is my favourite sculpture of all time. Then Giuli tells me she has found a nice camp site for the night above Minehead, and that I have got to finish off the left over pasta from last night. But she’ll let me off the Porridge in the ...