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June 24, 2012

in Devon coast

The north coast of Devon is a hard and unforgiving coast of high cliffs and ship-breaking rocks, and yet tiny harbours have grown wherever the coast has yielded a toe-hold. These harbours cling to steep valley sides with little man-made harbours sheltering the small fishing boats. Possibly the most picturesque, and certainly the best known, is Clovelly. The single street is a steep, cobbled path where sledges and donkeys have been traditionally used to haul good up and down, along with tourists. At its foot, the harbour wall creates a sunny, sheltered spot for an ice-cream or a beer.

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