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Lynmouth, Devon #2

Lynmouth on the Atlantic coast of North Devon

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It was the last day of the two week holiday that my wife Liz and I had spent exploring the beautiful landscapes and seascapes of Devon and Cornwall from our base near Bude on the Atlantic coast of North Cornwall.

With a whole day at our disposal for the drive back to our home in North Wales, we were loth to just leave this lovely part of the world without a final treat to see us on our way.

A dozen or so years ago now we had stayed for a week in the twin seaside towns of Lynton and Lynmouth on the North Devon coast, and as these were sort of on our way home we decided to spend a couple of hours revisiting old haunts.

Lynton amd Lynmouth proved to be just the same as we remembered them, the same shops, the same harbour and the same unique water powered cliff railway joining the two.

So our couple of hours sort of stretched out over most of the afternoon as we re-aquainted ourselves with the old fashioned charm of Lynton and Lynmouth.

But I certainly didn't mind getting home later than expected as there were so many lovely views to admire and photograph.

We started off by walking along the 'Valley of the Rocks' footpath from Lynton along the top of the cliffs, which gave us this stunning view overlooking Lynmouth below, with the north Devon coast stretching off into the distance under bright sunshine.

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Filename - devon lynmouth 02

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 40mm

Exposure - 1/40 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Location - Lynton and Lynmouth, Devon, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.