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Location: Teignmouth, Devon, United Kingdom

I'm married with two grown up children and four grandchildren, My wife of 47 years is Sue and we are the same age. My two children are Pamela (blogging occasionly under Pam-bigbustybikerbaby.blogspot.com and Roy,who was recently Paralysed from the waist down due to an Absys on his Spine. My 4 grandchildren are (oldest first) Gavin, Hayley, Thomas,and Zoe. Sue and I are both retired and we're disabled too, her with a badly Arthritic back and spine, me with lung (COPD) and Heart problems.I have always loved Fishing (all sorts) Sue started fishing with me about 8 years ago, now she really enjoys it too. We both love m'cycles and m'cycling, Sue owns and rides her own bike which is a Custom 1981 250 Honda.I own a 1979 Honda CX500. We are both members of this motorcycle club ( view or join our club on http://www.cx-gl.org.uk/) or see my blog post Dec 2007 blog "Getting old, never", of course we're badly resticted now due to our illness, only riding in really good weather.Just over three years ago we lost our best friend and Baby Mojo the border Collie, Gone but never forgotten. Please feel free to use any of our photo's but do let me know you have used them, thank you.

Monday, July 23, 2007

LYNTON & LYNMOUTH.









Last week we had a ride out to Lynton/Lynmouth for the day, then on to the valley of rocks. While there we took a few more photo's once again.For the moment here are a few of just Lynmouth.This village was completely devastated by a major flood in 1952 which I believe took about 30 lives and rendered about 100 homeless. The cause was that two streams which converge in the village swole to unbelievable proportions then came together to form a huge wall of water that swept through the village in the early hours of the morning while the inhabitants were asleep. There is a small Museum housed on the sea front documenting with photo's, newspaper cuttings and a scale model all about this disaster and is well worth a visit. The village is also famous for its cliff railway which runs up the very steep incline( under 1 in 3) between the village and Lynton(900 ft up) above. This narrow gauge railway is powered by river water and works on the principal of two cars (one up one down) with tanks of water full on one and empty on the other,The weight of the full tank hauls up the car and its inhabitants in the other, slowly releasing its water on the journey to compensate. This was built at least a century a ago, I believe it was started in 1889 and completed and opened on Easter monday 1990.(The history of this is available on the history of Lynton cliff railway).

6 Comments:

Blogger Martin Stickland said...

Well that's a novelty having sun in the pictures, it must have been one of those rare day!

Hope you are both well!

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Blogger bigbikerbob said...

Hi Martin, thanks for the comment, sun, sun, whats that, were thinking of putting up a big plastic look alike outside the van just to remind us!!!.

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