Friday, February 13, 2009

Porlock to Lynmouth 12th Feb

The path took us to tiny Colbone Church - the smallest functioning church in Britain, we think,

and on over and around more fallen trees.
This became more and more a problem as one section of the path passed through what were extensive swathes of rhododendron bushes - beautiful when in bloom... not so beautiful when they cross your path and there is no alternative except to crawl through - not just hands and knees but flat on tummy as there was no other way.
It made the route a real challenge and far more tiring. By the time we reached the Lighthouse near Lynmouth we were exhausted but still had 3 miles to go... it was a matter of headdown and plod.. it was extremely hard going and I reverted to texting to try and keep my mind off how difficult it was! By the time we walked /stumbled our way into Lynmouth we could hardly put one foot in front of the other! We found our B&B easily, and again received a wonderful welcome. Mind you the only way up the stairs was on hands and knees!
More as soon as I can get to the internet...


  1. Whoa that sounds like hard work! Tim looks as cheerful as ever though, perhaps before all the crawling :D

  2. Wow, what a trip. We've been to Colbone many years ago. Hope there's not too much crawling.



  3. Rather you than me! This is one of the bits I haven't been on before adn won't rush to do it!