United Kingdom
East Devon District

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  • Day23

    Devon day 23 Tue 15 May 2018

    May 15, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Washed clothes in a Axminster launderette then drove to Beer Quarry Caves. Informative underground tour for 1 hour describing how the quarry men extracted the Beer Stone which is a very fine grade of chalk by hand, using pick axes and stone saws. Stone was first extracted by the Romans for their villas, later Normans used the stone for cathedrals, castles and manor houses. The stone is soft for some time after it leaves the ground and stonemasons both onsite and at remote locations would carve it before it hardened into a durable rock that lasts for many centuries. A tectonic plate fault passed through the underground quarry and horizontal slippage which occurred about twenty million years ago is visible. The last quarrying in the immediate area ceased in 2003. The quarry we toured last was used around 1920. We drove to the Beer town centre and parked in the headland long stay car park. From there walked along the Coast Path to Branscombe Mouth then on to Branscombe village where there is a National Trust water mill, bakery and iron forge. Returned to Branscombe Mouth and on to Beer a beautiful fishing port. After taking photos drove to Seaton where we purchased groceries and petrol.Read more

  • Day193

    Sidmouth

    May 8, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Sweet seaside town recommended by our hosts. Gordon was especially thrilled to see some master thatchers at work on a roof.

  • Day804

    Sidmouth

    August 5 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    We left Lychett Minster quite promptly and drove along the south coast to Salcombe Regis-where we had booked a campsite for three nights. After setting up we walked down the hill to Sidmouth to see Meg, our first reunion since New Year. Alan's brother Stewart was over from Italy - it was good to catch up with all the goings on. The discussion of conspiracy theories (covid related) with big bruvver was quickly taken off the agenda for reasons of family harmony.
    A most enjoyable stay- some fizzy wine was consumed both at Powys House and in Brownlands where we enjoyed an evening bbq with Alison and Russ. Their garden was looking very colourful, well worth all the lockdown effort.
    Big Stew cooked a delicious seafood pasta which went down very well too
    Oscar and Toby were enjoying Sidmouth with their grandparents and we enjoyed watching Alison and Russ in the sea watching over the boys on their body boards.
    The walk back up the hill each evening was quite strenuous but physically rewarding.
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  • Day448

    Sidmouth

    August 15, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    After waving goodbye to Kirsty we travelled to Sidmouth to catch up with Granny Mac and the Jones'. Will is over from Sydney, Oscar and Toby were already there, and Tom, Lindsey and Midge were coming down for the weekend so a full house of Jones'.
    The first day was very wet so we didn't leave the apartment. We had a lazy day and enjoyed a couple of games of scrabble with Granny Mac - her recent tuition from Uncle Stewart had greatly improved her game.
    The following day was much brighter so after a light lunch at Dukes on the sea front we were able to join the Jones' for an evening bbq.
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  • Day5

    Einchecken im Airbnb in Lyme Regis

    June 2, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Unkompliziertes Einchecken bei Lizzy & Familie. Supersüsse Unterkunft mit neuem Bad und bequemen Bett. Separater Zugang mit eigenem Schlüssel. Kleine Küchenzeile im Zimmer, voll eingerichtet mit Tee, Kaffee, Milch, Toast, Organgensaft, Butter, Konfi, Müesli. Wir fahren direkt weiter nach Lyme Regis zum Nachtessen.Read more

  • Day545

    Sidmouth

    November 20, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    We travelled along the coast to Sidmouth to celebrate the actual date of GG Macs 90th birthday with her and Alan's sister Alison and B in Law Russ. We enjoyed another great fish meal at Neil's restaurant and a couple of bottle of champers.
    On Thursday we walked along the south coast path to Budleigh Salterton prior to getting the bus back. The wind was up and the sea quite animated, but the wind was predominantly behind us so the walk was most enjoyable with only the odd shower. We enjoyed a Pebble cake with a cuppa in a coffee house which was a new cake to us.
    On Saturday we joined Als, Russ, Tom, Lindsey and family with the two G Grannies at Alison and Russ's house for a pre Xmas celebration. A lovely meal, with good company once again, after which we wished Als and Russ bon-voyage for their imminent journey to see their new grandchild Angus in Sydney.
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  • Day38

    Sidmouth

    July 1, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Moved along the coast to Sidmouth. Here we parked on Alison and Russ's drive.
    Enjoyed a great afternoon in the sun after a morning deluge, much needed after the incredible heat we've been experiencing. Enjoyed several glasses of fizz and a bbq. Russ' mum was visiting, and Meg came over. A great afternoon and evening, and we even managed to catch up on washing our clothes and bedding.
    Stayed 2 further nights with Meg and took the bus into Exeter, which is a lovely city.
    We went to the Sidmouth theatre on Tuesday evening to see the repertory company's production of "Lloyd George Knew My Father" which was brilliantly performed and very funny.
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