Leaving Las Ilfracombe.

Posted on January 8, 2012


Moving jobs, moving families and general ‘life changes’ does mean that you have friends all over the place. Fantastic for holidays, day trips or just 24 hours of fun and frolics.

It was a delight when Donna moved to Ilfracombe. Having a friend with a house on the edge of a quaint seaside resort, with a hot tub and fantastic sea views, meant regular meetings of the Devon Divas and much drinking of champagne. It also meant much exploring of not only Ilfracombe and its lovely beaches, but also the nearby towns and villages and all that they have to offer – no matter the weather or time of year!

Dinosaur and wildlife watching or exploring the coves in Combe Martin, laughing our heads off at sheep racing at the aptly named Big Sheep or browsing for bargains at Atlantic Village.

Making sandcastles, playing Frisbee and trying to surf at Woolacombe beach, drinking beer to cool down, eating chips to warm up and trying to persuade our children that it really is raining and it’s time to leave the beach!

Craft, festivals, heritage, seaside and countryside. Whizzing up the cliff on the Lynton and Lynmouth railway, just marvelling at the beauty of the Exmoor National Park and asking the same ‘quiz’ question every time ‘which is the only town name in Britain which ends in an exclamation mark?’. We know the answer. Do you?

Camping, walking, cycling, laughing oh, and drinking champagne – it really is the perfect spot.

Sadly, this weekend was the last Divas weekend in Ilfracombe. Donna has a new job and she’ll be leaving Ilfracombe in the next few weeks. The upside is that her new job is in Bath, so that’ll be the next port of call for the Devon Divas.

I can hardly wait for the first meeting.