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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


    May 8, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 54 °F

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

  • Day448


    August 15 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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  • Day2

    Uplyme - Ed and Jo

    November 4, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    A walk round the boundaries of Lyme Regis. We talked to builders who are finishing off an architect-designed wooden home built on a site prone to landslips. The previous house was destroyed by one. This has a steel subframe that can be jacked up when the house begins to tilt.
    Ammonite designs on lampposts on Lyme ' sea front.Read more

  • Day5

    Einchecken im Airbnb in Lyme Regis

    June 2 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

  • Day38


    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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  • Day69


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

    We returned to Sidmouth to park up on Alison and Russ's drive. Met up with Oscar and Toby, our great nephews, who were staying with their granny and granddad for the week.
    Also met up with Kirsty and Alan's brother Stewart who was over from Italy visiting Great Granny Mac.
    It was the start of Sidmouh Folk Festival week and the town was buzzing with street entertainers and very busy. A great atmosphere.
    Baking hot few days, and the Morris Dancers all looked very hot after the completion of each dance.
    Enjoyed 4 great days with family - Visited Lyme Regis for a walk along the Cobb and a light lunch at The Cobb Inn
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  • Day16

    Weiterreise nach Dorset - A la Ronde

    September 30, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Auch für Anita und mich heisst es heute Abschied nehmen von Crackington Haven. Mit einer Träne im Auge verlassen wir den Ort und machen uns auf nach Dorset. Die Fahrt geht diesmal zügig und wir sind schnell an unserem ersten Stop in der Nähe von Exmouth: das NT Haus A la Ronde. Das mehreckige Haus wurde im 18. Jh von den Cousinen Parminter gebaut und dann mit einen großen Sammelleidenschaft gefüllt. Das Haus kann natürlich besichtigt werden und wir können viele der exzentrischen Exponate bestaunen. Außerdem kann ich ein paar alte Bücher und Vintage Spitze kaufen.Read more

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