Sunday, February 22, 2009

Combe Martin 14th Feb

As we walked down into Combe Martin, I said to Tim "I could do with a good cup of tea, and a toasted teacake!" and what should appear before us...... ...the Harbour Deli, run by Julie, here with her sister and Lizzie, her sister's daughter. Lizzie happily took my camera (thanks Bridgie-it's been greatly admired!) and took lots of pics.

The tea and teacake were perfect - I was eyeing up a fab sandwich for the following day - but had forgotten which day of the week it was - and it was closed on Sunday. I made do with a lovely cherry shortcake instead.

You can just see them - top left! This place is definitely on my return visit list. Julie does her own baking and it was superb.

From here we walked up and around the corner to our B&B Fontenay where we once again received a wonderful welcome in this lovely family home.

Sarah made us feel so welcome, as did all her family, and it is from this warm spot that Tim was able to write his blog entry.

Sarah is a gifted art and craft person, and the house was full of beautifully made little things, sayings inscribed in wood, baskets etc. We had a delicious evening meal at The Dolphin - I tucked into a lamb hotpot with a mean mustard mash, and Tim had a vegetable version- verdict - delicious and excellent value. Returning to Fontenay after dinner, Tim blogging and me playing the guitar with a wonderful little chap called Sam who is five years old. A delight!

Again, we asked advice before setting of next day - the verdict was that we could make it all the way to Woolacombe, so we decided to try!

1 comment:

  1. Combe Martin is what they used to call a "romantic" spot, and it was a very good idea to see it in the winter. Just imagine those roads jammed with cars in hot weather, all looking for a parking place!

    Unlike my cruising experience, you had every reason to stoke up on good food. Look's great.