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Travel Blogs from Taunton
... at the first
stop with lunch at the second, arriving mid-afternoon at Whimple.
wonderful to see Ali again and we were made welcome by her lovely
parents, Janthia and Roger. I could never hope to describe the
organisation that has been going on for the wedding, including the
three tiered wedding cake which Ali and her parents had made and
iced. After enjoying a home cooked dinner complete with more clotted
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 8217;t go slashing and burning any more, though Enoch Powell might have done if he had had his way. And after a generation or two we give them a British Passport. So, what is all the fuss about some non-native plants and animals? Surely we should worry more about the one’s we cause to be extinct. And look at pheasants? Weren’t they introduced from Asia? They are now part of the fabric of our countryside and hedgerows. Mind you, The Queen goes round shooting ...