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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.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Walk to Hangmans Hill, Combe Martin.

This blog is all about a walk we did back in October. From Combe Martin I had always wanted to try to walk up above the village and the long steep hills past "Little Hangmans" then on up to "Gt Hangmans hill". "Little Hangman" is just under 800 ft high, rising to "Gt Hangmans" 1023ft.The actual cliff face on Gt Hangmans is 820ft high. I know a fair few able bodied people who havn't managed this, so I always knew it was going to be a struggle. We picked October because it is a little cooler then, the day we picked was very overcast too. The first picture was taken at "Sloley Farm high above "Berrynarbor"looking down on Combe Martin. Little Hangman is in the middle, Gt Hangman to the right.
Please click on any picture to enlarge it.
This picture below was taken on the main road from Ilfracombe to Combe Martin in the area of the Sandy Cove hotel.Those are the Hangman hills in the centre.
The picture below was taken just above the car park at the far side of Combe Martin harbour, just as we set out.I should probably say at this point that we knew it would be a long hard struggle for me, so we packed a sandwich and my portable Oxygen cylinder.
Below, the first hurdle over, the field corner of possibly the steepest part of the climb.
Another 100 feet or so higher, just before we took our first real rest. There is a look out shelter around here, but I'm afraid it has been let get into disrepair. This was a pity because the views from here should have been fabulous.
Below just left the shelter here, the walk starting to tell a bit by now.
Below,well over half way height wise but much less in walking distance, that is Little Hangman a long way ahead.
Over three quarters of the way now. I have to admit that from here on in I stopped every 100-150 yds.
Now just about at the summit of "Little Hangman", below I think that took about one and half hours. It is the distance walked as well as the steep climb that takes it out of you.
The very top of Little Hangman is where Sue took this picture from below, I walked down to give you some idea of the height. By now we both realised that I was just not going to manage the extra walk to Gt Hangman today.
Sue pictured here "On top of our World". It was just so high, wild, quiet and beautiful up here.I took a little oxygen we ate a sandwich then started the return journey.
Just before the peak of Little hangman, you have to fork off right if your going to "Gt Hangman"and follow the wall.This picture was taken from close to the summit of Little Hangman and shows how much farther we would have to have gone.
So after around a one hour forty minute climb I had to give best to the "biggy", I was (and still am) bitterly dissapointed but perhaps this year. The complete round trip took us over two and three quarter hours.
Joke of the day.
KINGS RANSOM
Once upon a time lived a beautiful Queen with large breasts. Scott the Dragon Slayer obsessed over the Queen for this reason. He knew that the penalty for his desire would be death should he try to touch them, but he had to try. One day Scott revealed his secret desire to his colleague, Horatio the Physician, the King's chief doctor.

Horatio thought about this and said that he could arrange for Scott to more than satisfy his desire, but it would cost him 1000 gold coins to arrange it. Without pause Scott readily agreed to the scheme.

The next day, Horatio made a batch of itching powder and poured a little bit into the Queen's bra while she bathed. Soon after she dressed, the itching commenced and grew intense. Upon being summoned to the Royal Chambers to address this incident, Horatio informed the King and Queen that only a special saliva, if applied for four hours, would cure this type of itch, and that tests had shown that only the saliva of Scott would work as the antidote to cure the itch.

The King, eager to help his Queen, quickly summoned Scott to their chambers. Horatio then slipped Scott the antidote for the itching powder, which he put into his mouth, and for the next four hours, Scott worked passionately on the Queen's large and magnificent breasts. The Queen's itching was eventually relieved, and Scott left satisfied and hailed as a hero.Upon returning to his chamber, Scott found Horatio demanding his payment of 1,000 gold coins. With his obsession now satisfied, Scott couldn't have cared less and, knowing that Horatio could never report this matter to the King, and with a laugh told him to get lost.The next day, Horatio slipped a massive dose of the same itching powder into the King's underwear. The King immediately summoned Scott.

The moral of the story...Pay your bills.


12 Comments:

Anonymous daffy said...

Wow! THere are some breath-taking views there. I really enjoyed reading it. It's as if you took me with you but without the excercise! hehe
Sue, you look grand on that hill! Hope you are both ok.

10:02 am  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Gday Bob..Im huffing and puffing after that long walk hehehe,,
I hope you weren't to exhausted after that long walk . Thanks for sharing these Magnificent views truely beautiful photo's of your part of the world.. Jen.

8:39 am  
Blogger Bev said...

Take me back. Great shots, well worth the effort it took to get them!

I'm sure we parked up along the top when we visited and walked down to Combe Martin. When we visited one very hot August a few years ago the beach was packed and my kids played in the rockpools along the cove when the tide was out. I remember a pub at the edge of the beach and everyone was taking their pints onto the beach and it was a great atmosphere. There was the raft race and you could see a shark's fin in the water a little out to sea:0)

9:56 am  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Bob ~ ~ Great photos - thanks for sharing them with us, some magnificent views of the country.
Thank you for your comment and I am glad you enjo the jokes. Most of the fires are not near homes, sowe are hoping they will soon be right out. If only we could get some of the rain the northern states are having. Take care, Regards, Merle.

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