Monday, March 24, 2014

Days 21 - 22

We'll call it a weekend, methinks. Jenn and I were out of town Saturday and Sunday, so it was difficult to do anything toward my goal beyond the always vague "gaining life experience."

We went to Devon for the weekend firstly to celebrate the birthday of Jenn's uncle and secondly to celebrate my birthday. For my uncle-in-law's birthday celebrations were held in a not-that-fancy pub in Exeter. I spent most of my time talking to an extended family member who likes motorcycles. Through that conversation I've found myself even more convinced that I want a Harley-Davidson Low Rider, but that's discussion best saved for my motorcycle blog.

That evening, Jenn and I drove north to Exmoor National Park and the tiny hillside village of Lynton. For dinner, we walked down the hill to the village of Lynmouth and ate at a pub on the water's edge. The village is nestled in a small cut of a valley that empties into the Bristol Channel. Walking back up the hill we were able to see across to Cardiff.

On Sunday morning, after a big breakfast at our B&B, we went for a short walk to a rather blustery Dunkery Beacon. On a good day a person can see four national parks from that point: Exmoor (of course), Dartmoor, Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire Coast. This is assuming you have binoculars. 

In the afternoon, we went to Dunster, which is an awesome little village on the edge of Exmoor. I was delighted by it if not simply because it is an ideal place to take my parents next time they come to visit.

I didn't think to take my camera this weekend, but here are a few pictures I took with my phone:

View from Dunster Castle.

View from Dunster Castle.

Jenn crossing a bridge on the grounds of Dunster Castle.

Wandering the grounds of Dunster Castle.

Atop Dunkery Beacon.

Jenn, wrapped up warm atop Dunkery Beacon.

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