AT LONG LONG LAST.
When we arrived back we were both cream crackered after such a long lay off from riding but we really enjoyed ourselves. So when the weather forecast for Tuesday was good then a longer ride was worked out.We decided to go Blackmoor gate, then on to South Molton, from there across on the country roads ending up in Lynton/Lynmouth, then after an hour or two for lunch etc, ride back to the van. This we did and here are a few photo's we took. For more details of Lynton/Lynemouth see my blog of the same name on 23/7/07 or go to this website. http://www.whatsonexmoor.co.uk/villages/Lynton.htm
This photo is of the main street leading through the town or village, I must admit to not being sure into which category it falls?.
This photo (above)shows the narrow little streets here in the village/town of Lynton, although merged hand in fist with its sister village/town Lynmouth it is nowhere near as famous.
Another shot (above) of the main street, this little village boasts two supermarkets a Cinema, a town hall and its own little museum, plus of course the famous cliff railway.
Above this steep narrow little street is typical of lots of streets here. These two villages were probably made famous by Napoleon, because during the Napoleonic wars Brits were denied their usual Continental holiday haunts so had to find pleasant holiday areas here rather than abroad.
The poet Shelley spent several months here and in fact named the area "little Switzerland", other famous writer/poets who spent time here included Coleridge and Wordsworth.
This photo is of the high walled walk that leads either down the very very steep hill to Lynmouth, or along the coast wall to the "Valley of the Rocks". Also just around the corner is the Cliff railway.
Above, The Cliff Railway car just as its about to starts its steep, perilous looking journey.
Above, Its off on its journey.
Here at the top looking downward, as you can see its steep and a long way down,approx 500 feet.
Here we are our transport. The loves of our lives, nearest the camera my 1979 Honda CX500, then Sue's 1981 Honda CM250T, shown here on Exmoor when we stopped for nature calls. They are both starting to look how we want them but there is still a long way to go yet.
Do click on any photo to enlarge it.
Joke of the day.
THE YEAR'S BEST HEADLINES OF 2007:
Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
Now that's taking things a bit far!
Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
What a guy!
Miners Refuse to Work after Death
No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-sos!
Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
See if that works any better than a fair trial!
War Dims Hope for Peace
I can see where it might have that effect!
If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
Who would have thought!
Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
They may be on to something!
Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?!
Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge
He probably IS the battery charge
New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
Weren't they fat enough?!
Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
That's what he gets for eating those beans!
Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
Do they taste like chicken?
Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
Chainsaw Massacre all over again!
Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
Boy, are they tall!
And the winner is....
Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
Did I read that right?