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
... was very helpful and informative and we now know some new big words like brachiopod and mezzozoic. We then stumbled back along the beach to the town and went for a walk along The Cob (sea wall). This featured in the movie, The French Lieutenants Woman. Becca treated us all to some delicious and well earned ice creams. We wandered back along the seaside and then up through the town which was ...
... be. we stopped to grab a sandwich, top up petrol and replace Rod's glasses he lost. Leaving Barnstaple we head north towards the coast and the Bristol Channel. We have seen two Badgers in the last couple of days and unfortunately they have both been road kill! A beautiful sunny day today as we drive along and decide to take a left turn to Woolacombe, where we were told, has beautiful long beaches and is used for surfing. ...
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 ...
... 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 ...