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Ilfracombe, Devon
Holiday dates: 28th July to 4th August 2019
Holidaying are: Alison, Cynthia, Carol, Peter, John & Richard, along with Leanne & Mirium.
Sunday 28th July

Everyone arrived by 5pm, once settled in we all got to know one another. Later we headed to the evening enterainment in the hotel, where we could have a good old dance along to the music.
evening disco
Ilfracombe Monday 29th July

Today we walked along the seafront and had lunch in Barnstaple. We took a walk along the promenade and had the chance to buy gifts and post cards and we stopped for ice cream. Later in the evening we listened to and danced along with the music at the hotel. We also played bingo.
Tuesday 30th July

We visited Barnstaple Ten Pin Bowling for a game of ten pin bowls. We all enjoyed playing and John won overall! Then we went to a lovely garden Centre for lunch and a bit of a look around. The food was very good and there was a chance to buy some gifts or to buy a little treat for yourself.
ten pin bowling
show Wednesday 31st July

We had lovely weather today and we briefly visited the harbour to buy tickets for a boat trip for tomorrow. We then went to a wildlife and dinosaur Park where we saw lots of animals and a sea lion show. There was also a lovely gift shop for us to buy souvenirs from towards the end of the day. Later Carol, Cynthia and Alison won prizes on the raffle.
Thursday 1st August

We were lucky again with the weather, another lovely day. We visited the harbour and enjoyed a walk along the shops and found a nice cafe for lunch. Afterwards we  took our boat trip around the coast line and were very lucky to see some seals swimming! Later in the evening we played bingo and listened to the live entertainment.
boat trip
cliff top railway Friday 2nd August

Today we visited Lynmouth and Lynton Cliff Railway in Exmoor. We rode on the railway which is the highest and steepest water powered railway in the world, with a scenic cliff top terrace and cafe. We had lunch in the cafe and some had cream teas. Later we wandered around Lynmouth looking at the shops and the village. The evening entertainment was good and some got up to have a dance.
Saturday 3rd August

We visited the Woody Bay Railway Station and rode on a steam train. The station is lovingly looked after and boasts a lovely cafe which we stopped at for lunch. This afternoon we drove on to Lynton, taking in the sights and stopping for a look around. We stopped again for a drink and a bite to eat, most where happy to opt for a cream tea. 
Woody Bay Railway
Woody bay Sunday 4th August

It was time for us to finish our packing and head home. We had been so lucky with the weather for our holiday. We said our good byes as we made our way back to our homes.

Woody Bay Railway
The view from the cliff top cafe

cliff top
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