The Tumbling Weir Hotel
Travel Blogs from Ottery St. Mary
... As we
needed to be organised both for the wedding and our European trip, we
left early in the afternoon, driving in lovely sunshine back to
Brixham to our good friends Jan and Jeremy. Another huge load of
washing went out on their unique clothes line in time to go with the
Pucketts to their neighbours for dinner. Our hosts Heather and Peter
had also invited two other guests, Susan and Roy – all nice fun
people. Delicious food and ...
... 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 ...
... boat stretch heading through the West Country, only ducks around though. We have a brief stop in the town of Tiverton that had a castle, but is a privately owned castle and was not open. Still took some good photos and looked around as much as we could. Heading off to Barnstaple through part of the Exmoor National Park, the road we take is between Exmoor and Dartmoor, the A361. Barnstaple is a much larger city than I thought ...
We revisited some memories again yesterday with a visit to Art's old home town on Portland, near Weymouth.
I have a picture somewhere, B & W, of Lona reclining on Pulpit Rock. It's a bit rocky to get down there for a septugenarian, so the latest picture just has the rock in the background!!
We had cream teas at the Lobster Pot cafe, awalk around the point, then a car tour around the "island" with detailed descriptions of how it used to be 60 years ago when Art went ...
... All over!
Now chilling in a campsite overlooking Minehead with a couple of beers.
Yeah, glad it is all over and I will complete the blog properly with all the anecdotes, stories, philosophies of a coast path runner later; you thought you had got away with it? No chance.
But before the beer gets the better of me, I just want to say thanks to all you folks for all your support in all sorts of ways; sponsorship, logistical, financial, texts, ...