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We bid a fond farewell to Penzance and the lovely June and Stuart who gave us such a warm welcome at the Ashton Guesthouse and wended our way north to Ilfracombe. What can I say about Ilfracombe - the drive there was misty, drizzly and very grey and the town didn't seem much better - I would describe it as the holiday town for those in God's waiting room. I don't think we saw anyone under the age of 60 unless they ...
... to say all of our goodbyes to family and friends but i'm sure it wont be long before we see you all again ��
We are now at a campsite in Poole for a couple of nights before the grand depart on Saturday morning......feeling chilled with a glass of wine and wondering what the next few months have in store for us.
More to come soon, enjoy our blog ...
... to the village. Our visits are getting more perfunctory, no? Oh well, on we go to Tintagel in Cornwall!
The ruined castle at Tintagel is only about 35 miles from Clovelly. Along the way we passed through Boscastle, which I have only seen on television, usually with a terrifying flood ripping through the middle of village and rescue helicopters hovering overhead. It was lovely to see it all restored and clean (and heaving with visitors). Anyway, as we reach ...
... but it is
a lot of work to maintain with just 2 people. Access is by a private road, about
½ mile long by 6 feet wide, so the bushes on each side of the road do a real
nice number on cars. At the start of this road is a plaque, naming the corner
as Bloody Corner, commemorating a battle between the Vikings and the local
Saxons in the 9th century. The locals won.
The Torridge River is about ½ mile wide at ...
... are just amazed that these little villages survive.
Our B&B was a charming house in Wheddon Cross. It was originally built as a tailor's shop but has been converted to a B&B. Now most of the places we have stayed at are Victorian houses, this one was Edwardian. The difference being that Edwardian is less fussy and more plain. I say plain but it was anything but. The halls were wide, the ceilings high and ...