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By-the-wind sailors, beached by the wind

Back in March, we walked along the beach at Woolacombe, Devon, the morning after a stormy night. The night before had been spent in Ilfracombe, watching tall spray crashing against the sea wall, our senses woken with the energy that only a storm beating can impart. 180 more words


Tony Hains owner of Watermouth Castle

Podcast with Tony Hain – Owner of Watermouth Castle

I turned up to meet Tony in the winter when the castle is closed to visitors. Despite the time of year, there was plenty going on and clearly, alot or work to be done. 233 more words


Verity of Ilfracombe, Devon

There are dozens of reasons I love Ilfracombe. And one I don’t. Her name is Verity and I don’t miss her one bit.

After arriving in Ilfracombe, we went for a walk down the  373 more words


William George Carpenter Conibear 1894-1916 and Edgar Stanley John Conibear 1896-1916

This month we look at two brothers from Ilfracombe who were both lost, one in the Somme, the other at sea, within the month of August 1916. 876 more words

First World War

A Week in Devon

Well, this post shows how behind I am (or perhaps that I had other things to post about recently). Anyway, after enjoying a rare day of sunshine last week – such a lovely change from what has felt like permanent rain and wind – I thought it was high time I posted a few photos of my holiday last September (See? 594 more words

Helen Pollard

Why my next car will be an automatic - A week with a Lexus NX 300h

For me cars have always been purely practical, I have always bought them second hand with money I actually have in the bank, not on leasehold or credit.. 807 more words


Days out: Damien Hirst's Verity, things to do in Ilfracombe & the beauty of Tarr Steps, Exmoor

I first spotted Verity on my Twitter feed. Brazen, bold and bronze, she quickly made my list of ‘things to do’ in Devon.

During half term, we had the free loan of a Lexus NX from… 944 more words

Days Out In The South West