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Travel Blogs from Barnstaple
... 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.
... 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! ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...