The Hartnoll Hotel
Travel Blogs from Tiverton
washing was still damp but we hauled it in and draped in on clothes
horses etc before bed in case of rain or night dew. Another great
Thursday the 19th of
September – Any damp washing
was finished off in the dryer, breakfast done, train sorted to meet
up with Ali, bags packed and LUNCH. Jeremy had ordered a crab and it
was huge – this is what we had for lunch along ...
... was very helpful and informative and we now know some new big words like brachiopod and mezzozoic. We then stumbled back along the beach to the town and went for a walk along The Cob (sea wall). This featured in the movie, The French Lieutenants Woman. Becca treated us all to some delicious and well earned ice creams. We wandered back along the seaside and then up through the town which was ...
... booking out, we drove along the coast through the Colbone where we ran across the local gentry and their hounds on a hunt! Never mind the weather! We stopped to let them through and they were awfully grateful. With a heavy sea fret, almost rain! We drove on through Exmoor in Somerset. It is where the river Ex runs through the moors. The road runs along the coast, which you can see for quite a bit of the way ...
... 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 ...
... when I first walked this with Giuliana on our first holiday together. Another Romantic Interlude! I also seem to recall a call of nature suddenly being interrupted by a helicopter. We camped at Newberry Farm on that occasion and through Mick Goodall, a college flatmate who ran Galleon Gifts got involved in Carnival Week. That is to say, the drinking side of Carnival. The procession through the village is quite something and we had become "regulars" at the ...