Finally a warm sunny day albeit with poor visibility (haze).
We set off at around noon and take the M4/M5 to Exmoor. Google says 3.5 hours non stop and that's probably about right. The poor folk coming the other way will be a bit longer as the queues on the motorway are horrific, presumably due to it being the end of the school holidays.
Our destination is pre booked at the Lynton Cottage hotel on the north coast of Devon. The views are clearly spectacular on a haze free day, but this is not that day. You can kind of make out the sea and the hills in the middle distance.
The coast road across the moor is worthwhile coming for on its own and the view from the hotel is great and our room spacious. Hopefully an auspicious start.