Friday, September 14, 2007
So we came to Beer, a town in East Devon near Seaton, because of its name. I mean, what rent-a-car wielding tourist wouldn't be tempted to drive out of the way to have a beer in Beer?
What I didn't realize is that it's a "Gateway town" to the Jurassic Coast - a beautiful, white-cliffed coastline that apparently dates back to the Jurassic era.
And while the only dinosaurs around are the old, weather-beaten pensioners and their leathery-skinned, flabby-armed wives, it's a charming, charming place to visit. The buildings are old but well-maintained. The fishing village culture is still alive and well. There's the archetypal British coastal town setup of a rocky beach, colorful deck chairs, and huts for rent. And there's fresh, delicious cask ale.
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