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As I went up a hill this morning . . . #ilfracombe #ndevon #travel

. . . I saw the sunrise from Hillsborough in Ilfracombe and took some photos as it was a beautiful morning . . .

Then I came down the hill the other side, overlooking the town, harbour and St Nicholas Chapel and lighthouse, which is the oldest working lighthouse in the UK . . .

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Surrounded by the sea: views of Ilfracombe, North Devon in late afternoon autumn sunlight

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What is it about the sea?

Views of the MS Oldenburg approaching Ilfracombe Quay on an autumnal afternoon plus one of the harbour. Beautiful whatever the time of year and weather.

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Winter in, boats out

As we turn back the clocks for winter, in Ilfracombe many of the boats have been lifted out of the harbour on to the quay and harbour car parks to protect them from the ferocity of the stormy weather until next spring.

Boats lifted out of the harbour on to Ilfracombe quay

Boats lifted out of the harbour on to Ilfracombe quay

It’s also a sign that most of the holiday-makers have gone and the town is back in the hands of residents, who can enjoy its beauty in the winter months.

It’s not all peace and quiet though, as it’s the only time that many of those in the tourism industry have to enjoy themselves after spending the summer season working all hours of the day.

Ilfracombe quay in October 2008

Ilfracombe quay in October 2008

It’s a wonderful time to enjoy the town and countryside, even when the sea and sky are grey, it’s raining and the wind is howling. Certainly beats the M25.

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All the fun of the fair at Ilfracombe quay

The fair has come to town . . . to Ilfracombe quay . . .

The funfair on Ilfracombe quay

The funfair on Ilfracombe quay

After what has not been the sunniest of summers, it’s good to see the funfair . . .

The funfair on the quay at Ilfracombe

The funfair on the quay at Ilfracombe

. . . and the sea so calm on a clear September evening.

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