19th Feb – Devon to Somerset


19th Feb

Devon to Somerset

This morning at Hidden Valley was dismal and cold.


Hidden valley

As we set off Di suggested a quick visit to Ilfracombe. She had read somewhere that there was a Damien Hurst, Verity statue was on the harbour. The statue is pretty impressive. It is of a pregnant naked lady holding a sword from the one side. From the other it has been cut away to reveal the foetus. I know this doesn’t sound great but at over 20m high it was well worth a look.


Verity by Damien Hurst


Verity by Damien Hurst

From there we crossed the ever dramatic Exmoor following the Minehead road through the middle. This really is a beautiful, unspoilt part of the UK. The sky today went from dark and threatening to blinding sunshine as we passed through the hills and valleys.

From  there into Minehead for lunch and a quick look at the station and steam engines at the West Somerset Railway. This runs on a daily basis between Minehead and Taunton.


Somerset West Railway Minehead


Somerset West Railway Minehead

With a thought in the back of our minds of swapping the motorhome we headed to Taunton to the Somerset Motorhome centre to see what they had in stock.

Having seen a couple of nice vans it was time to head to our overnight site. Cornish Farm Touring Park www.cornishfarm.com a great site, clean and tidy, review to follow. This is also the home of Van Bitz. The motorhome enthusiast will recognise this.

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Tomorrow home. L

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