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Apr 6, 2012 - Day on Exmoor

It was a beautiful day so we headed out through the country lanes to Exmoor National Park. Our first stop was Tarr Steps a clapper bridge over the River Barle. Heather had last visited the steps as a child on a family holiday. The name "clapper bridge" comes from the Medieval Latin "claperius" which means "pile of stones". It is an ancient form of bridge constructed with large unmortared slabs of stone resting on one another. Nobody is sure how old the steps are but some think Bronze Age others estimate around 1400AD. They are an amazing...

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Oct 11, 2011 - Floating in the Sand

Our course is laid out to follow the coastline and discover all that is to be discovered. It is not without much planning that leads us to: Woolacombe, Voted Best British Beach Croyde, Devon Braunton Barrow, Devon The Largest sand due system in the UK

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Oct 10, 2011 - Not for the Faint of Heart

We managed to leave Nancy's on time after a couple of false starts. Then it was onward and downward M62 to the M6 to the M5. All major motorways for those of you who are not familiar with the UK. By the way, Sam was doing a wonderful job driving on the Left side of the road from the right side of the car. Stopped at our first planned stop, the Sewing Station in Bridgwater that had been closed for a few years. What a let down. That darn x@#$%^& Internet, can't get anything correct. Well not to be disheartened we ventured on to Duster Castle...

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