Monday, April 19, 2010

Something in the Air

The car roof felt gritty and the blue sky was dusty at the edges so we blamed volcanic ash from Iceland. The Culbone Inn is fairly remote - between Porlock and Lynton - we'd heard there were new owners so decided to go for Sunday lunch


We ate inside but loved sitting here in the sun gazing at the view.

There used to be a life size cow sculpture to greet you - replaced now by the Beast of Exmoor .

After an acceptable roast beef and lemon meringue I wanted to potter down this inviting path but couldn't open the gate - which you can't see - but the further gate said 'Private.' Spoilsports!

Contd below.
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17 comments:

R. Sherman said...

Was it chilly and/or windy? It's hard to imagine, given your photos, that no one was dining outside in the sun.

Cheers.

Pat said...

Randall: weather perfect no wind and warm in the sun. As we hadn't booked we got there early and gradually the tables filled up. After lunch we sat outside soaking it up.

mapstew said...

Lovely pictures as usual.

You do get to some beautiful places! :¬)

xxx

Pat said...

Mapstew: in spite of being off the beaten track with its incumbent inconveniences we don't regret retiring here. Glad you like it too.

Gadjo Dilo said...

...replaced now by the Beast of Exmoor? The real Beast of Exmoor??

Pat said...

Gadjo: the black shape is just a wooden sculpture but when we first came we saw - in the gloaming - a ginger puma flitting across the road which became OUR beast of Exmoor.

Shane said...

'...after an acceptable roast beef and lemon meringue...' - damned by faint praise?

Pat said...

Shane: right on the money - as per;)

Jimmy Bastard said...

Ahhh for the love of all things serene, I could easily have pottered along side of you hen.

Pat said...

Jimmy: that would have been nice;)

Eryl Shields said...

I don't suppose you'll be going back there for lunch too soon then?

Four Dinners said...

You go through it anyway and, in the unlikely event you are caught, you claim dyslexia.

Simples!

Pat said...

Eryl: a drink and the view will suffice;)

Four.D: I'm such a weak and feeble woman I couldn't open the gate I was standing by to get at the private one.

Guyana-Gyal said...

This beast of Exmoor seems to be everywhere. I must find out more about him...it...

Pat said...

GG: it has to be on Exmoor or it doesn't count;)

rashbre said...

The path looks almost like an old railway line?

Pat said...

Rashbre: now you mention it - but it's in the midst of Exmoor so I don't think it was.