Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Porlock Weir - Sunday (departure day!)

On Sunday morning we awoke to glorious blue skies again and the promise of 13 or 14 degrees that day - fantastic for February or winter as we used to know it!

We were up long before breakfast to give Paddy a short walk and to nose around the village.  It really is a wonderful place, with a pub (The Bottom Ship - where we stayed), two hotels, a deli/catering outlet, a designer clothes shop (!), a gift shop and a museum/aquarium......all part of the Porlock Manor Estate.  Most of the houses are thatched and wouldn't be out of place on a chocolate box.

We love being away in our motorhome but from time to time doing something different is fantastic and all 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bottom Ship and we have no doubts we'll be back there again sometime soon!

We are now all looking forward to our next trip in Daisy over Easter - Cheddar here we come.....again!!

Porlock Weir - February

Once back at Porlock Weir we spent the rest of the afternoon in the sunshine before having a lovely meal in the pub that evening.

Porlock Scenic Toll Road - February

Coming out of Lynton and heading back up Contisbury Hill the views were stunning in the glorious sunshine (unlike our clouded/misty view the day before).

We decided to take the scenic toll road back to Porlock Weir (at £2.50 it's a bit steep - no pun intended! - but it's well worth it just for the views!!).

Lynton, North Devon in February

After leaving Allerford we headed back up Porlock Hill (blimey it's steep!) and along the coast road and over the border into Devon.  Even in February it was busy and after finding somewhere to park we walked down to the harbour and back with Paddy.

Somerset Saturday - Dunster & Allerford

After a hearty cooked breakfast in the pub we armed ourselves with our map books, put Paddy in the car and headed out for the day. 

Our first stop was Minehead.  It was full of stags and hens (and I don't mean the animal variety!) and there was heavy police presence.  We decided not to hang around too long and travelled a few miles to the pretty village of Dunster, where we had a short walk.

We then had a drive onto Exmoor before heading back to Minehead to fill up with fuel.  Our next stop was a pretty little village called Allerford, just outside Minehead, where we found an old packhorse bridge.  By then the sun was out and it was glorious!