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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.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A WALK TO HEDDON'S MOUTH.

On a recent trip to North Devon we decided on a walk to "Heddon's Mouth" on Exmoor. This lovely area is situated about 3 miles from Parracombe off the A39 road. When visiting just follow the signs for "Hunters Inn" a very famous lovely Moorland eating house/Pub.This beautiful very popular Pub does great food in a lovely atmosphere, with real open log fires on cooler days.
The day we visited was a little misty with the sun appearing occasionally. The area is a part of 12 miles of rugged Exmoor coastline, it also has starting here the National Trust managed walk to the renovated lime kiln at "Heddons Mouth". This picture shows the pub.
PLEASE CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE IT.
This is the National Trust information centre and shop(below), situated at the beginning of the walk.There are quite a few parking spaces available on grass but due to the wet weather most people as you can see parked on the road.

Below taken just after the start of this lovely easy walk, you follow this stream right down the valley to its meeting with the sea.
The lovely little stream meanders along through all sorts of trees, this pictures shows the height of the hills that surround the valley.
The picture below was taken from a clearing in the stream side walk, shows, just below the top a clear area which is actually a footpath, this precarious and steep path runs right around the hillside, but I'm not sure where to.
The valley (below) is quite steep but the path meanders along the stream staying fairly flat.
Below this is my favourite picture, showing the valley almost at its end as it widens on reaching the beach. The Gorse contrasts so well against the stream, grass and hillside.
Here you see Sue crossing the stream on stepping stones at the beach end, she managed it without getting her feet wet!!!.
Below one of the many (this one renovated) Lime kilns that dot this part of Exmoor, can you imagine a hundred years or more ago having to lug the Lime either the mile up the valley, or try to put it on board ships on this rough sea's coastline.
Below the two paths that lead away from the mouth back toward the Pub and Shop, the right path is slightly flatter and easier. When we went we decided to walk the slightly harder path on the way down, returning the easier route.
This view below shows the rocky/pebbly beach here, notice the stream runs down then disappears under the stone reappearing 15 or 20 feet lower down.
This Picture below shows "Heddon's Mouth's" shingle beach taken from the sea.
We picked the right day for this walk, it was a bright but not too warm day and was ideal walking weather.
Joke of the day

There is a new study about women and how they feel about their ar.es. The results were pretty interesting:


30% of women think their ar.e is too fat............

10% of women think their ar.e is too skinny......

The remaining 60% say they don't care, they love him, he's a good man, and they wouldn't trade him for the world.

8 Comments:

Blogger Bev said...

Lovely pictures. Enjoyed very much this Virtual Walk. Funnily enough I have done a Virtual Walk, but in the North, today.

These pictures remind me very much of those taken by Frances, who visits my blog, and who lives in Illfracombe, of a walk she did in March I think. The cove looks the same, but I suppose there are many coves round where you live!

9:08 pm  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Gday Bob, Lovely Pics and commenarty I feel ive walked every step with you crossed the stream without getting wet, Lol..i love the photo of Sue crossing the stream...Keep well .Jen

9:52 am  
OpenID daffy said...

'Meanders' is the perfect word to describe the scene. These are amazing photographs... you share your veiwed beauty to its fullest potential! I love the colouring of gorse... it's adds something rather surprising to the landscape.

8:33 pm  
Blogger David said...

Great Photos; however the Pub is called 'The Hunters Inn'

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