ILFRACOMBE TOURIST BOOM

After my Ilfracombe cream tea I walked up Hillsborough, the hard way (straight up, not the zig zag path).

View

It’s not as well-pubbed as the area round the Sheffield Wednesday ground, but it raises the heart rate and the view are better than from the Leppings Lane stand.

BRAPA flying to his next Devon tick Kate
A 3rd GBG tick lies over in the distance

With its tremendous calf-stretching ascent and wondrous views, for a moment I thought “bit Llandudno like, innit ?”, but they’ve got a beach.

Ilfracombe had a sign saying “Keep out of the water“, which tends to be an issue for beach resorts.

I clambered over the rocks at the Quay, wondering if someone had built a micropub there yet.

Mucking about on rocks
Don’t go in, retiredmartin

But the building on top was St Nicholas Chapel.

From there you can see what Damien Hirst loaned to the town.

Verity

They’d probably have been happier with the loan of some sand.

Down at the harbour, Ilfracombe’s 11,000 residents had been joined by another 22,000 day trippers (like me, but I’m different), all keen to go home and complain about Covidiots and how busy the beach is.

Royal

Too hectic for me; I headed for the pubs.

3 thoughts on “ILFRACOMBE TOURIST BOOM

  1. In 2008 they had Bass at the Royal Britannia, but according to WhatPub they don’t now 😦

    A more interesting and characterful place than its popular image – as indeed, is Minehead.

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  2. “ILFRACOMBE TOURIST BOOM”

    Is that a definition of a non sequitur?

    “View”

    I liked the one with the view of Marilyn’s brassier better.

    “but they’ve got a beach.”

    Pfft. Beaches are overrated.

    “I clambered over the rocks at the Quay, wondering if someone had built a micropub there yet.”

    Good name for one though; ‘Rocks at the Quay”.

    “From there you can see what Damien Hirst loaned to the town.”

    A pregnant woman?

    “They’d probably have been happier with the loan of some sand.”

    Indeed! You mentioned they are in need of a beach. 🙂

    “Too hectic for me; I headed for the pubs.”

    You are wise beyond your years good sir.

    Cheers

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