Category Archives: Travel

Failed visit to the West Somerset Railway Rally

If your wondering why there has been no blog posts since last Saturday that would be because there has been nothing worth posting.

Today we planned to travel to the West Somerset Railway Rally in Bishops Lydeard near Taunton only to find what when we arrived that the event was canceled. So we drove about 4 hours for little reason in the end.

Apart form that attempt at visiting something worth reporting there has been little to comment on.


After yesterdays painfull trip to Newquay we decided to stay more local, so we went to Bude in North Cornwall.
It’s a great coastal resort and was busy today due to the Summer Holiday season.
Had lunch in a pub and it was gear, very filling and went well with some Lager.
After lunch had a walk around the coast to walk the heavy lunch off 🙂


This morning we went to Newquay for the day.
The jurney was long and painfull due to slow moving traffic and did not arrive till 1pm.
We promptly went to a pub for lunch.
The lunch was great.
After lunch we had a look aroung the large town and beaches.

Lynton and Lynmouth

Lynmouth was where we went today.
It was a good run though the country lanes and sharp bends. We had a ganders around town and had a pub lunch.
After lunch we headed up to Lynton, me and bro walked up the hill and the others took the cliff train up.It was a hard walk up as it was steep.
After having a walk around Lynton we headed back.


Today we travelled to to Plymouth on the South Devon coast.
It was a longish run and the TomTom Navigator on my Pocket PC gave us some agrovation near the destination.
Once we arrived we had a wonder around the area and had lunch and then left before the rush hour.


Today we visited the fishing town of Padtow in Notrh Cornwall.
It was suprisingly busy. As it was lunchtime when we arrived we went to a pub to order lunch, after 10 mins we were forced to evacuate due to a fire in the kitchen on the ground floor. So naturally we grabbed our beer and gear and fled downstairs and out to the car park at the front.
Once that was put out we got a refund and went elsewhere.
That was pretty much it for the day. Tomorrow we plan to go to Plymouth in South Devon.


Today I visited Ilfracombe on the Devon coast.
Did some walking around the town with the family and had had some lunch and beer.
The weather is great, very warm and dry with a cool breeze off the sea.