Yesterday I decided to go on another exploring adventure. It involved cycling from Bishops Tawton along the Tarkka Trail to Bideford. Along the way I passed through some pretty coastal villages.
About three miles from Bideford there is a little Village called Instow which still has its signal box. Many parts of the Tarkka Trail run along disused railway lines (many lines were axed during the Beaching cuts in the 1960’s). There are also some disused railway tracks there.
It looked like the little village station was stuck in time, like a train was coming at any moment. When I got to Bideford the station was sill there and there were even carriages on the rail tracks! On the station platform there were still benches and milk pails.
After I arrived at Bideford I cycled on to Westward Ho!. The steep hill I had to cycle to get up to the top of the seaside town was worth it.
I also took this lovely shot of a little boy walking along the sand.
I made it back to Fremington Quay in time for a stunning sunset!