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Island Ferry

Well, the weather isn’t the best for me today…

The sky is pretty much blanket grey and humidity is 100%, there is mist too. Whilst it isn’t raining – everything is wet and that makes one feel colder than if it was much colder, though dryer. 198 more words


Return to The Pier House, Westward Ho!

Last month, we made another visit to The Pier House. It was a quiet Monday evening so we managed to get a window table. Unfortunately for us, it is winter and dark outside, so we couldn’t enjoy the view! 229 more words

No Viking Ship

Corinna Marion Davis’s Short History of Northam (1967) retells the story of Hubba’s defeat at the hands of Earl Odun’s Saxons, adding ‘for generations people feared to pass Bloody Corner at night, probably the relic of an ancient superstition. 192 more words

A footnote on Hubberstone

I mentioned that the Historical Gazetteer of England’s Place-Names records the name Hubbastone in Devon (hundred Shebbear > parish Northam > settlement Northam > place Hubbastone), the earliest version of the name being ‘Hubberstone’, 1765. 770 more words

Battle Of Cynuit

Low Tide

First hard frost in the morning, Seymour was covered in frosty ice. We stayed comfy inside. The day warmed quickly.

We went back to Hopewell to see what is was like a low tide and walked around on the sea floor. 113 more words