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Wednesday
Aug072013

Evenings on Porlock Bay

Ahem.

Well, that was a rather lengthy gap - I do apologise. I lost my blogging mojo in a very big way, apparently!

This week I'm in Exmoor. On Sunday it rained. On Monday, the heavens opened and it poured. A lot.

Tuesday was a nice day. In the evening we took Maisie for a walk along Porlock Bay and it did this:

 

Nice, eh? Porlock Bay is a Site of Special Scientific Interest that's gradually being returned to natural salt marsh. The bay is protected by a large ridge of large (and very beautiful) pebbles, which is around 4km long. This was breached by a storm tide in 1996 and since then, instead of repairing the ridge, nature has been allowed to take its course. In 1999, the bones of an Auroch were discovered in the exposed silt - it pleases me no end that Aurochs used to live in Porlock.

on Wednesday evening, we took a little bike ride along the bay in the other direction, towards Bossington - a tiny, National Trust-owned village that has a rather lovely tea-room (always something that will give villages extra credit from me and mine!), and then on up Selworthy Hill to the old Coastguard Station. It's often too windy to stand on the corner of the hill there for too long, but it was a completely perfect August evening and the light breeze was welcome after our climb up there.

Round the rugged rocks...

... the ragged rascal ran.The Bay from Hurlstone Point.Another stunning sunset. So. That's what I've enjoyed this week so far. I didn't enjoy so much tipping an entire mug full of hot coffee over my laptop yesterday - my poor computer is now "o"-less, so I hope there aren't too many missing from this post.

More posts to follow - lots of knitting to report on...

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Reader Comments (4)

Whoot! Maisie on a rock! Aurochs! Gorgeous Porlock pics! Welcome back to blogging!

August 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate

haha - I suspected that you would appreciate Maisie on a rock, Kate. :) Thank you.

August 8, 2013 | Registered Commenterlaliloo

So lovely to have you back and what fabulous scenery! Looking forward to more blogging a and some knitting :)

August 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJammam

Thanks Jacqui. I'm busy learning as many words as poss that don't use 'o's!

August 8, 2013 | Registered Commenterlaliloo

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