Seaton, Axminster and Beer.

Thursday 13th May 2021.

View from Homer., overlooking Seaton.

It started raining yesterday afternoon at 2.30pm and continued all night, it was still raining heavily when we got up. We then got a phone call to let us know that our camp site at Totnes for the weekend was flooded so we have to relocate to a new site 6 miles further away.

We had planned to walk down into Seaton but the weather was too wet, so each motorhome decided to do their own thing for the day, we drove down into Seaton parked at Tesco’s where we did some shopping, we left Homer parked there and went for a wet walk along the sea front.

Seaton Harbour
Seaton Harbour.

We decided to leave Seaton and drove inland over flooded roads surrounded by flooded fields to the town of Axminster.

Axminster is a market town in Devon built on a hill overlooking the River Axe. It achieved world wide fame for its Axminster Carpets first made by Thomas Whitty in 1755.

In the centre of Axminster is River Cottage Cafe and Deli set up after the TV series River Cottage by TV presenter Hugh Fearnlet-Whittingstall.

It had stopped raining as we got back to Homer, almost 24 hours to the minute after it started yesterday, we drove back towards Seaton and then headed for Beer.

Beer is a pretty coastal village mentioned in the Domesday Book, it grew up around a smugglers cove and caves, it is an active fishing village.

Beer
Stream running between the footpath and the road.
WE HAD TO PARK HIGH UP ABOVE BEER.

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