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Weekend wanderings | Ilfracombe, Devon

This weekend I had the pleasure of celebrating the wedding of two very dear friends in Ilfracombe in Devon. ¬†This little town is an absolute jewel on the English coast – here’s six reasons why; 245 more words


Walking around Ilfracombe, Devon

My first proper trip to Devon and Cornwall started in Ilfracombe in North Devon. The weather was rather moody, but it turned out to make pretty good sightseeing and photographing conditions, as the wind and clouds made the place look very dramatic. 456 more words

Ilfracombe is a small town just outside of Longreach. Reviews on TripAdvisor and Wikicamps were favourable for the Ilfracombe camp site and I’m glad we decided to stay there.

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The myth of the 'writer's retreat'

I wrote this post a while ago, but it seems appropriate to publish now given that, at this very moment, I am meant to be in Milan eating gelato and relaxing by Lake Como. 757 more words


'British moths', 'Old wedding cake'. An unusual museum taxonomy.

In the nineteenth century, natural history was an increasingly popular pursuit. As our sister project Constructing Scientific Communities is exploring, the 1800s saw the growth of several specialist organisations and periodicals devoted to the field. 373 more words

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South West Coast Path Day 4

Ilfracombe to Braunton – 42,000 steps

Breakfast is an egg and tomato roll, instant coffee and a custard tart. I eat it on a wooden bench beneath Ilfracombe’s singular war memorial. 857 more words