A note from the author
After completing a web design course and passing the exams I wanted a project that would put into practice what I had learnt. I live in North Devon and have loved every minute of my time here. I am extremely lucky to be able to live in such a beautiful part of the UK. Therefore the choice was made to build a site showing the best and worst about my chosen area. A site that would link to the other sites on the web that give good and accurate information about the area. A site that reflects my favourites. Most important, a site that gives you, the person who has taken the trouble to visit my site, the information you are looking for and, before I continue, I ask you to let me know if there is anything you would like to see here that I have missed. Contact me and I will do my best to discover whatever you are seeking
There are many sites about North Devon and I have tried to link to the best of them. There are many that don't seem to get updated. Sorry to the authors of those sites but they will not be included here. To those I do include I say thank you to the authors.
This site will be updated on a daily basis.
As a potential visitor to the area, this site will help you find accommodation, things to do and see, history, transport (car,bus,boat, train or coach) ghost stories, local news, weather and tidal information. Information about harbours, the fishing industry, sailing, boat trips, coarse and sea fishing, moorings and launching, plus info on our lifeboat and it's crew. There's details about our shops, offices and services, our pubs, inns, hotels, restaurants, take away's and entertainment, including a gig guides for the younger element. (I'm a bit old in the tooth for them). Guides to future events and a few personal stories about some of our local famous (and infamous) people.
In addition I have included details for getting your own web site at a reasonable rate. Too many charge to much for this so I've found a way to do it extremely cheaply but with no loss of quality or service.
I hope you enjoy your visit to my site and hope you come back many times but most of all I hope your visit here has encouraged you come and see us and enjoy our Devon Welcome. Let me know your views on our town when you do and I will add them to the site. Devon cream teas don't count if your on a diet (that's what I tell myself anyway).
November 2006 and I had the biggest shock of my life. Thanks to a first aid lady called Dawn I am here to be able to tell you about it. My doctor has told me that without her I would have been dead in a week. Not a twinge before but on this Friday a feeling of being cold but sweating a lot. I wont bore you with all the details but in short, after being sent to hospital by Dawn it was found that the arteries in my heart were virtually closed off. Following major surgery to replace them on 20th December I am home and recovering.
This experience has changed my life for ever. I will never take a single day for granted. I will never take any living thing for granted. This site is my hobby and my original intention was to make a good site with information about the area I love. Now my intention is to make it the best site that is available. I don't know how long I have on this planet but I do know that I intend to leave something worthwhile and this site is going to be a major part of that.
If you have any suggestions for things I can include here then please let me know. I have a lot of ideas but I do want yours. the site is for the public, locals or visitors and it is what you want that will make this site the best. It is only with your input that the site will achieve it's purpose
I do not do this site for profit and never will. However the cost of keeping it going is increasingly difficult to cover on my pension. If you have enjoyed your visit and would like to help me cover the costs please consider making a small donation here . I would also be very interested in gaining a companies sponsorship.
All comments are welcome.
If you cannot find what you are looking for, contact me and I will do my best to find the information for you