Kelly Moss – My Woolacombe, My Mortehoe
We fell in love in Mortehoe. Our first real date involved a road trip to Mortehoe in 2009 (my now husband was a drinks delivery driver and had delivered to the pasty shop in the village). We stayed at North Morte farm campsite, which would soon became our special place, we travelled their often as it was great for escapism and just enjoying getting to know one another. We tried to impress each other with bike rides to begin with and long walks across the cliff tops but over the years realised we were very content with each other’s company and a drink in the Chichester or the Shipaground. As our relationship progressed, our family grew and we had a dog called Lennox, we couldn’t wait to introduce him to Woolacombe and Mortehoe, it then grew further and we had a dog called, Ronnie and again couldn’t wait to introduce her to camping and beach walks. In 2014 my now husband finally popped the question (it was meant to be on Rockham beach but the steps took to long to repair!) so when the ring arrived we sat above Rockham beach and he got down on one knee again.
Our engagement photo shoot was on the cliffs around Rockham. We got married in 2015 and although we got married at Ilfracombe Tunnels, Mortehoe was so special to us that we hired The Crescent for the weekend for the wedding party. We always spend New Years Day in Woolacombe and Mortehoe. We always have food at the Chichester, always eating the steak and ale pie! We just can’t deviate from it, we must be the only people who drive a 300 mile round trip for steak and ale pie in mortehoe in a day! In 2016 we found out we were pregnant and told my husbands parents at Little Roadway campsite and then we wrote it in the sand on Woolacombe beach to share the news with everyone else. When our baby girl arrived in March this year we couldn’t wait to bring her to our favourite place in the world so we stayed in our caravan when she was only 4 weeks old to show her the views. We’ve upgraded our caravan and we will be spending the next however many years creating memories in beautiful north Devon and more specifically Mortehoe. My husband and I always talk about when we will live in Mortehoe, I’m in no doubt one day we will live in the most beautiful village where we fell in love.