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Postcard number: 017
Bought in: Clovelly, United Kingdom
Sent to: Sanna in Sweden
Written: 3 March 2010
Sent: 4 March 2010

Front of postcard 017: Clovelly, Devon

Back of postcard 017: Clovelly, Devon

Text says:

3 March 2010, London UK

Dear Sanna,

In 2008, my parents visited from New Zealand and took me on a quick caravan-driving tour around South West England.  Clovelly, on the North Devon coast, was one of the places we visited on that trip.  It’s a strange place.  First of all you have to pay an entry fee to get into the village, and you’re directed through the gift shop as you arrive and as you leave.  Once you get beyond that though, there is much to see on the sloping streets which descend 120 metres to the pier and the Red Lion Hotel which you can see on this postcard.  There are cafes, churches, museums and exhibits, and plenty of shops to buy postcards!  The streets are too steep for vehicles so goods are moved from one place to another on sledges.  Overall, it’s a nice village but I wouldn’t want to live there.  Too many tourists staring in your windows for a start – and I’d be sure to eventually sprain my ankles on those slopes.

My parents lived in the UK for a year in the 1970s.  I grew up with stories of their travels – and that’s probably one of the reasons I’m living here now.  It was fantastic to travel with Mum and Dad and create memories we’ll talk about in years to come.

Best wishes,
Tash

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