My humans never drive straight to a holiday destination. They always make use of the journey to see somewhere interesting on the way. I was jolly pleased that we stopped at Clovelly. We set off down the old cobbled street. Quite soon we came across some donkeys.I sat up on Eli, who was busy nibbling hay.We continued on down the street. I wondered if I could ride down on a sledge like the one outside the pub!After not very long we arrived at a little museum in one of the old cottages. I read all the interesting facts about Clovelly.The fisherman’s sitting room contained many interesting things. There was still quite a long way for my little legs to walk down to the harbour.I stopped and had a rest next to some sledges. Sledges are used in Clovelly for pulling goods up and down the cobbles.The harbour below looked delightful, though as everything looked quite small I knew we still had quite a long way to walk.My legs weren’t really made for walking; I was actually designed to sit, so sometimes I look a bit odd when I am walking…When we finally got down to the harbour I had a little rest in Rosie.Then being a bear with a taste for adventure, I decided to climb one of the ladders hanging from the harbour wall.At the top I noticed a sign about fishing, it didn’t really matter though as I’d forgotten my fishing net.There was a splendid view of the North Devon coastline from the end of the harbour wall.Here is a selfie of me with the lifeboat station behind me to the left.I was feeling the need for some cake after so much exercise, so we set off back up the cobbled street.I was very pleased that we didn’t have to go too far before finding The Cottage Tearooms.I sat outside on the terrace and enjoyed a piece of blackberry and apple crumble sponge.There were lots of butterflies drinking nectar from the nearby flowers.Soon it was time to continue up the steep hill.While I was resting a dog stopped to ask if I was OK. I told him I thought the humans might carry me the rest of the way.I said ‘hello’ to a cat. Unlike the dog, who was just visiting, the cat lived in ClovellyAfter getting right to the top we went to see some more donkeys in their stable. The donkeys sometimes pull the sledges up the hill and give people rides.I had a little sit on this one for a little while and watched the ears moving around. Donkeys have big ears.
I am a lucky bear that my humans take me to such lovely places.
To find out more about the donkeys visit http://www.clovellydonkeys.co.uk
To find out more about Clovelly see http://www.clovelly.co.uk/
Horace the Alresford Bear 10/9/16