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Travel Blogs from Ilfracombe
... 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 ...
... a beautiful drive. We drove through the attractive town of Porlock, with narrow streets and Swiss like buildings. Situated on the sea, the area in north Devon is quite different than the south. I prefer the north coast with it's little fishing villages and quietness, a lovely place to visit. We drove through the outskirts of the large town of Minehead and on to Dunster Castle and the old village of Dunster. All up hill again! ...
... expected, even though through rubber necking near Porlock Weir, I missed a turn and did an extra half mile on road before having to do a u-turn. I arrived in Minehead an hour earlier than anticipated at 4.00pm after about 22+miles and 5,000’+. The final stretch into Minehead was heaven. Two kilometres downhill, mainly through woods. I felt Like Mo Farah on his last lap. Giuli and Kimber were there to greet me in the park to the north west of Minehead. When I saw ...
... blue from the direction of Lee Abbey. No village for 15miles to the east, and suddenly here comes this policeman strolling along the path!
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As I was descending into Lynmouth a northern couple, or rather the man, asked about my t-shirt and if I was in training. “No I am actually doing it ...”
“I ran the Newquay half marathon yesterday with a mate. It was really tough, hilly. Ever run a proper marathon?” ...
... so. The sun helped as we were getting treated to some sunny intervals between light showers now.
Walking through the town, I really got the impression it was a town improving its image, and a spectacular, though possibly controversial sculpture of a pregnant women on the harbour wall helped. I liked it; the artwork and the town. I first visited here on a geography field trip from college one Easter time. We finished off our days ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed