Monday, 7 August 2017


Beautiful beach at Woolacombe. As you can see we went to Exmoor.

View from near Dunkery Beacon towards Minehead

This year's holiday was a little different for us in several ways. Firstly we left our son at home - he is 18 now, and was very definite that he did not want to come. Despite my worries, he has not starved and the house is still standing. Secondly, we very sucessfully took my daughter's friend with us, and thirdly it was Rosie's first holiday. 

We had to be careful not to do too much walking, as Rosie is still a puppy. But she absolutely loved some of the country and beach walks we did, as well as having a larger, wilder garden to spend time in. The cottage was dog-friendly, and she did not seem to mind being crated at night, as we could not completely trust that she would not start chewing. Here are just a few photos that give a flavour of our break.
Rosie had a great time in the garden

We toasted marshmallows later ...

Walk from Malmsmead, setting of R. D. Blackmore's novel Lorna Doone ....

These are some of the alpaca from the farm where I bought my alpaca wool

View of Dunkery Beacon, and an Exmoor pony

Top of Dunkery Beacon - highest point on Exmoor

Somebody else had made this for Rosie to sit by

Walking down from Dunkery

A caterpillar of an Emperor moth

The cottage where we stayed for the week


  1. What a beautiful area to stay. Rosie looks lovely, and that caterpillar looks huge!

  2. Looks like a beautiful place to spend a holiday. I'd love to go walking along that shaded path. Did your surroundings inspire new knitting designs?
    My Saturday Snapshots post features a visit to Hurricane Ridge at Olympic National Park, USA.

  3. What a great get-a-way! Looks like so much fun. I love the photos, especially the last one of Rosie, who is a beautiful dog!

  4. I've never been to Exmoor- or in fact heard of it until now, but it looks beautiful! I love the picture of the pony.

  5. I can almost taste the air there. So fresh and clean!

  6. It looks like you have quite the lovely vacation!

  7. What a beautiful beach! The whole trip looks wonderful - those are the kind of vacations we enjoy, too, with lots of outdoor time. Glad you had a nice trip.


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