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Travel Blogs from Dunster
Tuesday the 17th of
September – The night had
been a little rainy with some wind but no where near as strong as the
wind we experienced when we stopped to take photos on a cliff top the
previous day. The day became wetter as we drove towards Whimple
where Ali was staying with her parents. We stopped a couple of
times, both very pretty towns but hard to appreciate in the rain. I
finally found a fascinater to go with my ...
... Regis to meet a friend of Sheree's who lives nearby, Becca. Lyme Regis is a great seaside town with rows of beach huts in different colours. It is famous for its fossils (tempting to make a Pete joke here). We walked/stumbled over rocks, stones and mud along the beach for quite a way until we came upon an ammonite graveyard. Hugely impressive and exiting and we even found some fossils. A fossil ...
... I turn around, pull my shorts down and sit in one co-ordinated move. As I am going seat wards, thinking "made it" for one micro second I relax. Mistake. My cheeks hit the toilet lid which I had failed to notice was down! I think I let out a scream and have never moved so fast. I managed to avoid a total, major disaster, but must confess I didn’t avoid a small one. All I can say to the campsite, I did my best to clean it up with what I had at my disposal.
... of Heddon’s Mouth but opted to scramble up the scree. This time I stuck to the path; that was tricky enough. In Woody Bay there is one of the nicest waterfalls I think on the path. And, randomly a signpost to New Zealand!
Approaching Lee Abbey there is some of the most beautiful woodlands too. At the entrance to the path there is a sign “Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving” But underneath a notice had been stuck there, ...
... to say in the morning I ran from Morthoe towards Saunton, after lunch I ran from Hele Bay to Morthoe. Clear? As mud. This was partly to make things easier for Giuli in Dora, less driving around, but also gave her more time to visit shops, walk Kimber and do stuff herself. And it worked for both of us so there!
I set off to be greeted at Morte Point by the heaviest sustained rain of the trip. We have been so lucky with the weather yet ...