Exploring North Devon and Exmoor
Every year, when my initial excitement of 'Yay, autumn is here' subsides, I start hoping for an Indian summer. You know, those warm, dry, and sunny days in the middle of fall, when you go for long walks and marvel at nature's ever-changing beauty! 'But what if this year none of that happens?' - I thought to myself, and then remembered that our friends were planning a trip to Noth Devon and asked if we'd like to go as well. So my husband and I decided to plan a safe autumn escape for probably the last time this year. We chose the same site where our friends booked their self-catering accommodation, packed our bags, got into the car, and spent a few days exploring the beautiful North Devon and Exmoor.
A short visit to Ilfracombe, a friendly seaside resort in North Devon.
A quick peek at the houses while strolling up and down the hills.
Such a contrast between the two landscapes!
And the landscape gets wilder and wilder. Dramatic and unspoiled ❤
The tide was coming in quickly, so we decided to do a little more sightseeing...
... and have some ice cream in the best ice cream cones ever! 🍦🍦
The harbour and Verity
Lynton & Lynmouth + Valley of Rocks
If you are in Lynton or Lynmouth, don't miss the funicular cliff railway which is connecting the two!
"Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is the UK's only fully water-powered railway..."
"... and the world's highest and the steepest fully water powered railway and one of three examples left in the world - 862ft of steep track and an elevation of 500ft, built in 1888" (https://www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk)
Fish goujons and breaded squid at the Harbourside Cafe. Yummy! 😊
And some nice treats before heading to the Valley of Rocks 🤘
Valley of Rocks - an otherwordly place...
... so magical, tried to capture every moment of it ❤
A moment of peace...
... and the most amazing sunset 💖
There are no cars in this picturesque fishing village...
... as it is too steep for motor vehicles. All goods here are transported by sledges like this one resting against a wall.
And the other reason why we really wanted to see this lovely village is the little harbour, where parts of 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' film shoot took place!
The view of the village from the pier.
Rock balancing and getting some more vitamin Sea 🌊😉💗
If you are still here - thank you for reading and sticking around 💗 See you soon in the next one!