tger greenhaddock: Back in North Devon

Friday, October 12, 2007

Back in North Devon

We Haddocks are currently back in the UK staying in the town where I was born and grew up. We're visiting family and friends and having a great time, I forgot how much I miss the sea. Ilfracombe hasn't changed that much, apart from a few more hotels have burnt down (when will the insurance companies catch on), but the town is essentially the same. The sea air is making me very tired and I am going to bed earlier every night. In a few days time I'll be going to bed before I get up! :)

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Blogger Maribeth said...

Glad you are enjoying your visit back home. Funny, isn't it? How our roots, where we were born and grew up, are always "home" even though we may go on to live in other places.

October 12, 2007 4:38 PM  
Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

I totally agree with Maribeth, even if a few things change. Looks beautiful and peaceful there!

October 12, 2007 6:52 PM  
Blogger J said...

Sigh. The ocean. Have a great time.

October 14, 2007 12:25 PM  
Anonymous deepblue said...

What a nice picture, did you have such nice weather? I can understand that you miss the sea, I miss it, even though I grew up far away from it.

October 15, 2007 10:15 AM  
Blogger Beaman said...

Hello Haddock. Can you send me your email address when you have time? I have something for you. My email is in my profile. :)

October 15, 2007 1:14 PM  
Anonymous Tiago said...

register your blog in

October 15, 2007 7:51 PM  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

Hi from Canada: so you are all in 'Combe for a holiday.. you lucky people. Please go down to the beach and skip a few stones for me will you? And make sure you go to Combe Martin and say hello to Martin.... although he seems to have lost his mind (more than usual) if you are reading his latest posts.

October 21, 2007 2:48 AM  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

definitely looks like it's a great vacation place to unwind!

October 21, 2007 7:28 PM  
Blogger bigbikerbob said...

Hi, nice to hear your back and enjoying yourself and the weather has been kind too. I bet the traffic in combe is a bit worse than you remember it, enjoy youyr stay. Bob

October 22, 2007 1:18 AM  
Blogger christina said...

Lovely pictures!

Could be the iodine in the salty sea air making you tired. Or maybe you're just veeeeery relaxed! :-)

October 22, 2007 4:20 PM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Maribeth - It was weird going back. Nice to visit but glad that I moved away! :)

CS - It is pretty but can be very boring when growing up there! :)

J - Thanks! :)

Deepblue - The weather was really good for the time of year :)

Beaman - Mail address has been sent to you Sir :)

Ex-Shammickite - We did actually skip some stone whilst on Wildersmouths beach! - Unfortunately we didn't have time to visit Shammick and Martin. But hopefully next time! :)

ET - Its nice to vacation there and take live easy but I wouldn't want to live there anymore :)

Bigbikerbob - Traffic is bad....and the parking is a nightmare! :)

Christina - That actually crossed my mind about idodine and my knackered Thyroid. An old school friend of mine also has the same condition and he lives by the sea. He didn't seem very tired though! :)

October 23, 2007 10:31 AM  
Blogger EuroTrippen said...

What a beautiful place to grow up! Now I need to add Ilfracombe to the list of places I want to visit soon.

November 04, 2007 12:42 PM  

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