Exmoor Forest Inn
Travel Blogs from Simonsbath
... walked to one of the two local pubs for a drink then back
home to bed.
Wednesday the 18th
of September – after
breakfast the sun was shining through clouds as we walked around the
charming village of Whimple. It is very pretty with some thatched
houses and an impressive church where Janthia and Roger are
bell-ringers. We enjoyed lunch at the other pub – curry for for
Left Waterford early to catch the ferry for Wales and the port of Pembroke. Crossing was slightly rougher than going over and we couldn't see anything for the first two hours due to rain and mist.
Arrived in Pembroke then a two hour drive into Cardiff. Did a tour of Cardiff Castle, very worthwhile, a lot ...
Accidents will happen
The day started off ignominiously. I have been observing the rule fairly religiously that we use Dora's toilet only for a number one visit, except for dire emergencies. I wish I could say the same for Giuli, who conjures up such emergencies and I have to do the emptying as you will recall. Most mornings I manage to get that cup of tea in bed, before nature’s call. This morning, I realised I wasn’t going to even have time to put ...
“I did tw....
“I’ve done 35. London, New York, Boston, blah, blah, blah, Calcutta, blah, Do you race?”
“Not since I ..”
“I race all the time. London, New York, Boston, blah, blah, blah, Calcutta, blah. You ever try these?” he asks pointing to the blue strips of physio tape on his legs
“No. But my daughter ....”
“They’re brilliant. I ...
... me up from a free car park this time and drove to Hele Bay just past Ilfracombe, where my first climb was up Hillsborough overlooking Ilfracombe. The harbour and town looked really pretty form here, I was shocked. Ilfracombe always seemed to look as though it had seen better times. Never in the same desperate league as Westward Ho! mind, just a bit down at heel. But here it was, looking as attractive as any harbour town I had come across, if ...