We got a ride from the kind man at the B&B in Lynmouth to take us part way to Combe Martin. He dropped us off on the Coast Path a little past Hunter's Inn.
It was a misty morning as we struck out over the high ground on Holdstone Down. This is the best place to view the highest sea cliffs in England, but this time the mist obscured our view of the sea.
It is also the place where Jesus landed in a spaceship, which makes Holdstone Down a holy mountain charged with cosmic energy, according to The Aetherius Society. Want to know more? Go to their web site.
|Into the mist but didn't feel any cosmic energy|
|T coming down the steps leading to Sherrycombe Water|
|Looking back on the path down to Sherrycombe from|
halfway up the other side. Click to enlarge.... see the hikers?
|The stone cairn on Big Hangman.|
|OK, it's not very big, but even little stones can work magic with the fairies.|
|Looking towards Watermouth Harbour through the mist.|
(Is it only me, or does this look like a giant green alligator?)
Little Hangman and Big Hangman get their names from a thief who stole a sheep and tied it around his neck while he rested. The sheep fell over the cliff, with predictable disastrous results for the thief. Be warned. Crime doesn't pay.
|Little Hangman - the previous picture was taken at the very top.|
|Looking over Combe Martin harbour from Hangman Path|
We peeked through the hedge to spy on the property where I lived and my cousins spent their summers. My dad's immaculate strawberry fields and tidy vegetable gardens are weedy and overgrown. The gateposts are crumbling. The apple trees and the currant bushes are gone. I think I prefer to remember it as it was when I was little.
The Adventure continues.....
For more about my trip to England and the South West Coast Path, scroll down to see the next two posts.
If you have done this section of the Coast Walk, please leave me a comment and tell me about it!