Hello there! Well, by the time Monday came around we were dead on our feet. We decided to stay at home and recuperate! It rained anyways and so was a good day to spend indoors. On Tuesday it really, really rained - the rain fell pall mall and if we had ventured outdoors we would have been soaked to the skin. On Wednesday morning we opened the curtains keeping our fingers crossed that there wouldn't be any more rain - we were all rained out and wanted to get outside. It wasn't raining, it was cloudy and a bit overcast but hey, this is Britain and sometimes that's all we can wish for - no rain, please.
The question was where to go - the dogs hadn't had much of a walk. We decided to head out to A La Ronde a National Trust property. We had been inside before and thought that we would have a gentle stroll around the meadow, have a bite to eat in the little cafe and then move on to the beach at Budleigh Salterton.
The views from here are gorgeous - lush green, the rolling hills and the sea - what more could you want!
This is a quaint National Trust property. It was owned by two sisters - spinsters. The house has 16 sides and the inside is decorated with various bits that they gathered on their travels - shells, feathers, etc. These are used to great effect - there is even a room completely decorated with shells.
As always with me there are a few too many photos but what the heck!
Onto the beach at Budleigh Salterton. It has many beach huts.
My favourites were these pastel painted ones.
This reminded me of The Eagles song of the same name - Take It Easy. The Eagles were one of my favourite groups in the 1980's along with Fleetwood Mac.
Wish I could lay claim to any of these stone sculptures but we just found them here. There were quite a few dotted about the place - there must have been a competition.
I loved all the flowers growing with wild abandon on the cliffs.
We stopped and had an ice-cream. It's almost obligatory when you visit the seaside.
What a picturesque building to house a museum. We were too late to visit as it had already closed but on the list for another day!
Until next time,