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Friday, 8 January 2016

The River at Lynmouth

Although we parked in Lynmouth itself, we actually walked back up the valley.

Past the little church


and along the opposite bank to the holiday cottages


There are bridges along the way though where we could cross over




had we wanted to walk as far as Watersmeet we would have had to cross
the bridge in the picture above....but at least the National Trust
had put up a sign to warn people if they missed it....


We decided to head back towards the village,
so we crossed over anyway


The River was really wild


but very dramatic


plus we took a video of the wild water ...




This is a walk we will definitely do again.





15 comments:

  1. The river looks so wild and dramatic. Not a good place to fall in!

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    1. It was very wild. I was even careful crossing one of the bridges!

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  2. So beautiful in its winter condition. It's good tge rain has stopped. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Hopefully the rain will ease off for a day or two. Have a great weekend too Marie :-)

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  3. Pretty wild river. Is it running high because all of the rain in the area?

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    1. Yes, the rain has been fairly persistent. This river has a history - 64 yrs ago it caused devastation...here's a link (sorry about the voices on the videos, we don't talk like that any more!!!)
      http://www.visitlyntonandlynmouth.com/about/lynmouth-flood

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    1. On this occasion it was. Mostly it just ambles along as rivers do. We'll be going over there again when the weather improves and I'll take pictures to compare.

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  5. What a lovely little village. Looks like they've built a sturdy retaining wall since the flood. (we here in the US should take note, but we rebuild in the same way in the same place and wonder why it happens over and over again......)

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    1. Lessons learned I think, although like the US often things get built the same way again....they need more woman organising things, lol :-)

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  6. The river does look so wild and dramatic.so different to when we have seen it.My father in law was camping by the river at Lynmouth and decided to come home a day early. It was just as well that he did as he missed that dreadful devastation! Sarah x

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    1. Wow, that was lucky. In fact I know of a couple who were at Boscastle the day before that flood happened. A case of being in the right place at the right time isn't it.

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  7. It's very picturesque but my, that river is rough... and I love that sign!

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    1. Yes, it's nice to see a bit of humour with that sign, things are so serious these days aren't they!

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  8. Hi, Ann, The photos are lovely and surprise me -- Ah, Australian flat landscapes are familiar to my eyes, I've realised. I hardly see a forest like you see there and a river that is full of water! Cheers, Sadami

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