Southern Yacht

My little take on plus size fashion, life, travel and smurfs

Sunday 14 June 2015

Devon, the north coast and a little bit of rain

Hello there,

As soon as I got back from Blackpool, I turned around and went down to Devon. I feel a bit like I'm living out of a suitcase at the moment but I wouldn't change a thing - I love seeing new places.

I'm going to split Devon into a few blog posts as I finally got to visit the Simply Be store at Exeter in person (yay!) and we also went to see the Damien Hirst statue - Verity at Ilfracombe. Now, Verity is a bit like Marmite, you'll either love her or hate her (I LOVE her) so I think it's probably better to give her a post all of her own so as not to offend or upset anyone.

I've mentioned it a few times before but this area of the world really is one of my favourite places to be. Potential retirement spot I reckon. But even in sunny Devon, the weather can be horrible

Thankfully, the weather didn't last all the week. So on the first sunny day, we headed from our base near Okehampton up to the north coast.

We stopped off at Great Torrington, a wonderful small market town with views over the surrounding countryside. The Battle of Torrington during the English Civil War took place here and there's lots to see and learn here. A couple of hours just wasn't long enough

Great Torrington is well known for its pannier market - an indoor market with a glass roof. There were some lovely craft shops in here.

We headed onto Ilfracombe - but as mentioned that will be a post all on it's own. On the way home from we detoured past Westward Ho! The only place in the UK with an exclamation mark in its name.

The beaches are huge and seemed to go on for miles - I think on another day it would be a perfect place for a picnic.

Driving back through Bideford, we saw the cutest van!!

The wing mirror were ears, there were horns on the roof and it even had a set of udders.

That's my first part of my trip to Devon, more to follow soon.

Thanks for reading



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