I had a potential 11 churches on my list today so without further ado…. Oh don’t worry it isn’t that bad. In fact I have a treat for OC! Some wildlife!!
I started off going over to Exmoor
To get to
648 St Mary, Oare. It was here where Carver Doone shot Lorna and John Ridd rode out for his revenge. Well it was in R D Blackmore’s classic book Lorna Doone.
I stopped off in the sea side town of Lynmouth.
Why? Well I was hoping for this little chappy!!
And some friends.
649 St Peter, Combe Martin. Some of the woodwork is 20th century.
I then went on to Arlington Court which has lots of nautical memorabilia as it was the home of the Chichester’s (Gypsy Moth anyone?). It’s a nice smallish house and the old stables contains the National Trust carriage Collection.
I took my 70-300 lens with me. Why? Well upon my last visit 3 years ago the vegetable garden had a very confiding visitor and I wondered….
Ah so cute!
And on to
650 St James, Swimbridge
I passed within 2 miles of another church but time was pressing and I thought it would be a better use of time to visit
651 St Mary, Molland
Well part one over. I hope to have wifi and the new hotel. This one, the Hood Arms Kilve, has been ok, even if the breakfast service has been a little hit and miss. Good beer! I’ll have to stay nearer Barnstaple next time to make nabbing a few churches easier.
Oh for Mary in America.