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Travel Blogs from Bideford
... allotment keeping him very busy and Rose is showing her age a close to 90.
Sharon has organised a family reunion dinner for Saturday night which will see a cast of thousands with all of John and Maureens kids and grand kids,not sure of numbers but it will be a crowd.
Today the weather vis a bit grey looking, but dry!!
Dave & Lona.
... off to climb Africa’s highest peak! Giuliana and I had a romantic interlude here on our first holiday together; by which of course I mean we first mentioned getting married. (Meat Loaf comes to mind - only joking!)
I rounded Bull Point behind the lighthouse and met Louise who was having a late lunch. A golf widow I guess; she had walked form Saunton where her husband was playing. Hope it wasn’t him I interrupted in full swing ...
... The attendant was not impressed, or just plain ignorant, or just a jobs worth. It would still be £9.00. This is the first time in the entire run around the whole of the South West, that an attended car park has not been flexible in order to allow Giuli a short stay to collect me. Now this is private car park owned by the Christie Devon Estate Trust. If you ever get the chance to give them bad press, then feel free. And make up your own name to call ...
... like those ladies in Jane Campion’s "Top of the Lake." They would walk around holding feathers. This might explain some of the feathers I had seen stuck into posts and stiles on sections of the path near here! Weird; hope they didn’t have to sacrifice the birds to get the feathers!
Stiff climbs and random comments
After a couple of early morning stiff ones, this is the guide book terminology not mine, and remember I am getting on a bit, the ...
... Well, and Little Mouth. At Duckpool the ascent is really hairy scary too. And there are some lovely little beaches too with the tide out. The only blot on the landscape is the satellite tracking station which dominates every time you hit the top of a hill!
Having made good time, comparatively speaking, I decide to have lunch at Welcome Mouth, stretch and put my feet up and enjoy the sun. It might be ...