Another small trip using the campervan for the past 3 days. Lots of sunshine and fresh air.
We made an early start on Tuesday by time it was time to stop for breakfast we were on the hill looking towards the village of Shaftesbury. Very warm and the fields are looking ready for the harvest.
We arrived at our campsite in Minehead early afternoon after a drive across country using back roads.
Some beach views.
Minehead has two ends the holiday camp end and the old harbour end. The old end is where we headed for!
The footpath from Minehead leads from the old town for some 630 miles to lands end and back along the south coast all the way to Poole in Dorset. A small park past the harbour is the start of the path. Link gives details.
A perfect storm waters flowing up on Exmoor.
Anyone who has been watching the news of the floods in Europe and China may not be aware that on Friday 15th August 1952 – 28 people died in Lynmouth plus another 6 in the wider area in what has been said as the worst river flood in English history. The west Lyn river rose 60 feet above its normal level when rainfall flooded into the many tributaries of the East and West Lyn rivers.This caused, many tons of water, earth, boulders and vegetation descended through the narrow valleys of Exmoor from 500 metres up on the moor to meet at sea level in village Lynmouth on its way, many bridges blocked the flow until they collapsed and subsequently a wall of water and rubble hit Lynmouth in the late evening.
This chap nearly became a cropper in front of us as he came around the bend as we crossed Exmoor.