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Dunster is one of my favourite places. For those of you who aren't familliar with the West of England, or Somerset in particular, Dunster is known as the 'Gateway to Exmoor'. It isn't far from Minehead, a 'seaside' town on the Bristol Channel and the starting point for the South West Coast Path. Dunster is an ancient village with a grand Castle and it's own little stretch of beach on the channel.
Exmoor is a National Park and the setting for 'Lorna Doone'. It is a beautiful expanse of heathered moorland reaching down to the sea - far less bleak than Dartmoor.
We were lucky enough to come across some Exmoor ponies and foals grazing - just wonderful!
We also spotted an adder, but it was too fast for us and we couldn't get a picture before it disappeared into the hedgrow.
The gorgeous soft magenta foxglove were in full bloom, holding their majestic bellheads high on the horizon. If only I could get the foxgloves in my garden to flourish like these.
When I visit Exmoor it just fills me with the joy of life. I leave there refreshed and amazed at how beautiful the world can be. It really is one of the most uplifting places, especially when the sun is shining!