Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Beer, East Devon 2015

Some years ago when the girls were aged 8 and 12 we took a family holiday down to Devon.  All those years ago, not knowing the area very well, we rented a lovely house in a little village called Colyton.  It was a couple of miles inland but ideally situated for exploring the east Devon coast.  We visited several seaside towns but Beer was the one that stole our hearts.


Especially when we discovered this caravan park perched high atop Beer Head with its magnificent views of the sea and coastline.  This image is taken from Seaton beach.


The next year we rented a caravan up there on the cliff top and the rest is history.  Beer Head Caravan Park soon became the place where we holidayed year in and year out.  We holidayed other places too but Beer was where we always came back to, and still do.  We love the place.  The arrow points to Beer beach tucked away between the cliffs.

And so, on 23rd May after a gap of a couple or few years William and I set off on the 250 mile trip to take a week’s holiday in Beer.  To say we were looking forward to it is an understatement.


This time we stayed at Bay View Guest House, a beautiful B&B with lots to recommend it and having stayed there before we knew just how good it was.  One of its main attributes being its proximity to the seafront.  This was the view from our room.  We loved it!



The above two pics are of the guest’s lounge.  Pretty don’t you think?


As soon as we’d checked in and unpacked we made straight for the beach and a coffee…


… from one of the timeless beach cafes.


That first evening we had much yearned for fish ‘n’ chips for tea from Beer Chippy.  Beer Chippy sells the best fish and chips I have ever tasted.  We always eat them outdoors, never in the chippy restaurant, sitting on a bench close to the beach.


I love those white chalk cliffs, the squawking gulls, the crunch of pebbles underfoot and the sea gently crashing on those pebbles.  Oh, and let’s not forget the cream teas from the beach cafe, I love them too!


East Devon Council like most other councils up and down the country are plonking down “outdoor gyms” here there and everywhere.  I personally think they’re a waste of tax payers money but we the tax payers don’t get consulted on these matters do we?   Anyway, William gave this one in Beer a try one night and nearly did himself some damage!  Safe to say, he only tried it the one time.


It was so good to be back on Beer beach, it’s one of those places that really floats our boat!


And after a lazy day on the beach it can be a good idea to stop off at The Anchor Inn and enjoy a glass of cold ale in their beer garden.  So we did that a few times.  Or, if the sun has gone in a hot cup of coffee goes down just as well. 


Either way with this view it’s a pleasure.


Of an evening we took to strolling around Beer village (yes sir, we know how to live it up!) Our route would invariably take us up this lane, one of the many hilly lanes around dotted with quaint cottages and pretty gardens.


Then we would need to take a breather before setting off down to The Anchor beer garden for perhaps another thirst quenching glass of something black and cold.


Looks relaxed doesn’t he?  That’s what a week in Beer beside the sea will do for the soul. 

Of course we ventured out of Beer and visited other favourite spots and I intend to come back with that post very soon.




Anita Johnson said...

This looks like a beautiful place....water is so relaxing. I could sit ( or take pictures) for hours. And I agree with you about looking at blogs and photos on a phone. At first it was such a novelty and I loved being able to check in anywhere. But for photo blogs especially, I miss the details and big image I get on my iPad, or better yet, on my big computer monitor. When I look at photos like yours on my monitor, I actually feel like I have traveled a bit!

Steve Finnell said...


When the subject of Christianity has been debated the majority has never been right.

The majority of first century Jews rejected Jesus as the messiah.---The majority has never been right.

John 4:25, 26 The woman said to Him. "I know that Messiah is coming" (who is called Christ). "When He comes, He will tell us all things."
26 Jesus said to her. "I who speak to you am He."(NKJV)

The majority of world rejects Jesus as the only Savior.---The majority has never been right.

Acts 4:10-12 ...the name of Jesus Christ.....12 "Nor is there no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."(NKJV)

The majority of those who claim to be Christians believe the false doctrine of original sin. They believe that because Adam and Eve sinned that all men are guilty of spiritual sin at birth. They believe in inherited sin.---The majority has never been right.

Ezekiel 18:20 "The soul that sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself. (NKJV)

No man has inherited the guilt of Adam. Men will face spiritual death because of their own sins.

Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned---(NKJV)

Death spread to all men because all men have sinned.

The majority of those who claim Jesus as Savior believe that modes of water baptism are sprinkling and pouring---The majority has never been right.

Mark 16:16 Whoever trusts and is immersed will be saved; whoever does not trust will be condemned. (Complete Jewish Bible)
Mark 16:16 He who has believed, and has been immersed, will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (The Better Version of the New Testament by Chester Estes)

There are no translations that translate Mark 16:16 as such, "He who believes and has been sprinkled or poured shall be saved."---The majority has never been right.

The majority of Baptist believe that water baptism is not essential to the forgiveness of sins and that once you are saved you can never be lost---The majority of Baptists have never been right.

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NKJV)
Galatians 5:1-4.....you have fallen from grace.(NKJV)

The majority of those who claim to be Christian believe that their church denomination is the final authority when it comes to faith and practice of the Christian faith---The majority has never been right.

The word of God found in the Bible and the Bible alone is not only the final authority, but the only authority for mankind.


Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.(NKJV)

If the majority were always right there would be many who find life eternal, however---The majority has never been right.

Luke 13:23-24 Then one said to Him, "Lord, are there few who are saved?" And He said to them, 24 "Strive to enter the narrow gate for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.(NKJV)

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