The Norcliffe Hotel
Travel Blogs from Torquay
... 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
This morning we did some exploring of the countryside around us. Pete went of for a short run as directed by Cary - he missed the first turn he was meant to take as it looked like a farm track. Consequently, he ended up with a longer than intended run! The kids and I went for a walk around the lanes with Cary, Eddie and their Emily. Still no sign of any wildlife though. After lunch, we headed off ...
... and my beloved pet dog Henry. Mum presented me with a card she called 'coach reading' which once in transit I was to discover was filled with 2 pages of a personal, tearjerking message. The time has flown by since I made the decision to go travelling so before long I'll have completed the biggest challenge in my life to date and will be on my return flight back to ...
... to restore the once thriving reserve but is reluctant to spend any money as it could be taken from him and re allocated, as were 4 of his farms he had worked hard to build up. He had to move away from farming and has concentrated his attentions on his other business Earth moving, building Dams and roads and the hire of large machinery to the Mining companies (coal, Diamond and Gold). ...
Day 1 at the falls
We had breakfast at the Ilala Hotel. A beautifully thatched building, very colonial and offering a huge variety of breakfast. After breakfast we went on a Helicopter ride over the waterfall. The helicopter was a 4 man plus pilot, quite small. We had to be weighed and and positioned in the helicopter accordingly.
The view was amazing, we could see elephant, hippos buffalo all on the outskirts of the town. Although expensive we would ...