Family holiday – day seven in Devon!

Last full day of our lovely family holiday in Devon. We decided we had to go to Westward Ho! as it is the only place in England which has an exclamation mark in its name. It was freezing, freezing cold and there was not really a lot to see, apart from a nice café where we warmed ourselves up with hot drinks.

hot chocHot chocolate… just the thing for a very chilly day!

We decided to go to Appledore, I wanted to visit it because it just sounded so pretty, and indeed it was!It is across the River Torridge from the village of Instow. Appledore was a port, fishing village and shipbuilding centre froor centuries; ship building is still the main industry today. Appledore is a pretty little place which I look forward to returning to… maybe when it is a bit warmer!

appledore (1) Looking across the mouth of the Torridge to Instow

appledore (2) Very, very chilly… but maybe you should wear your coat the right way round?appledore (3) Another time we’ll explore the little streets and lanes of Appledore

appledore (4)Back home for our last dinner together; the last night is traditionally ham joints and left-overs… and what a splendid meal it made. Then all of us down to the very excellent Exeter Arms for a last drink, then walking back to the holiday cottage under the clearest  starriest Devon sky you could imagine. Packing and returning home tomorrow, and won’t it seem quiet without all the family!! Roll on next year!!


  1. rossmountney

    Well that’s put me in holiday mode – I’m having a break next week just down the road from here in Bideford. Can’t wait now … and even better; it looks like the temperature is climbing! x 🙂


    1. Lois

      Excellent! Do you know the area at all, there are some lovely and varied places to visit! Bideford is lovely – we visited it and accidentally went round the town twice as we weren’t sure where we were going! we didn’t mind though… and another time we’ll stop and wander!


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