Without a doubt I will run out of time in England long before I run out of stories to tell. This was a good one. We found Clovelly late in the day and decided rather ambitiously to hike down its cobblestones to the Bristol Channel. We saw the maps and elevations. It still seemed like a must do.
Clovelly clings to the cliffsides of the bay. Wattle and daub cottages clutch the hillside with no two on the same level. In fact, you cannot find a place to stand where your two feet are level.
Because of this there is no car or bike traffic permitted in the village and historically donkeys have been used to transport people and goods up and down. Donkeys or other ingenuity...
Charles Kingsley of Water Babies fame spent part of his childhood in the village. Rumor had it a band of cannibals once hid out in the hills nearby. My beloved Turner painted the harbor. And idyllic spot for sure.
Tomorrow I will show you around the harbor.