North Devon and North Cornwall

North Devon and North Cornwall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...The grandeur of the sea during storms can in few places be more impressive than at Bude, and how liable it is to storms will ba sufficiently indicated when we mention that it is a common thing for vessels to be unable to quit or enter the haven for weeks together. Three months and more have occasionally occurred during which no seaman dared to venture his craft across the bar. The castellated building that juts out with its green slopes into a bend of the little stream, and nestles for shelter behind its earthen ramparts, is Bude Caitle. The two large modern buildings in the valley are chapels, one Wesleyan, the other Free Church. The only connected row of houses is on the right bank of the stream, where too are the Bude and Globe Hotels, the latter of a very humble character. The church, a chapel-of-ease formerly to Stratton, is on the rising ground south of the canal, and in this part of the village are some lodging houses and the Falcon Hotel, from which the coaches start. The house in the trees above the church is Kfford House (A. Mills, Esq.). Boating at Bude is practically nil, and bathing, except in calm weather, is dangerous. The bathing place for ladies is at Mearlake, a sandy cove on the north side of the haven; that for gentlemen is near the breakwater where a small bathing pool has been cut in the rocks. The breakwater on the south side of the haven, 300 yards long, is the promenade of the place, and is terminated by a natural head called the Chapel Bock. To appreciate the varied though wholly rugged character of the shore, a walk should be taken along the cliffs for a short distance south of the haven. Leaving the village, the first point to be made for is Compass Point, with its weatherbeaten octagonal tower. Hereabouts it is...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580346
  • 9781236580344