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Sep 14, 2016 - Plymouth

Today I stayed in Plymouth, a nice seaport town. Blessedly, there entailed no driving. My hotel, a Holiday Inn, which is pretty nice, is only a short walk from the Plymouth Hoe. The Hoe (and I don't know why it is so called) is a hilltop municipal area consisting of a city park, pool, a lighthouse that was moved from its original location, and a war memorial, which I will discuss later. My visit to the local aquarium proved somewhat anti-climatic. I guess I was expecting more. The aquarium does have two significant tanks of varied kinds of...

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Sep 13, 2016 - Wells, Glastonbury, Cornwall, & Devon

Let me begin with the topic of food. Several people have asked me about what I am eating, and I believe I have covered breakfast in a previous update. Generally, I have skipped lunch, save for an occasional pasty, which are dough covered contents like chicken & onions, beef & onions, or vegetarian. For dinners, I can say that McDonald's over here is like that in the U.S. or Canada. Okay, I can guess at some "oh gross" expressions on people's faces, and I am kidding except for one or two instances. Dinner pretty much has been a cross blend...

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Jul 15, 2016 - Plymouth - Cornwall

It was another lovely day today. We had breakfast on the top floor of our hotel and it looks out across Plymouth. It is a beautiful view. After breakfast we had a boat cruise on Plymouth sound and saw the Mayflower steps where the pilgrims left for America in 1620. Actually, the steps are replicas as the original ones are now buried beneath the ladies toilets of the pub across the road! The captain of the boat was very knowledgable and the commentary was great. We saw the navel shipyards where the fleet is serviced. In dock was a nuclear...

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Jul 14, 2016 - Brighton - Stonehenge - Plymouth

What a great day today! We left Brighton this morning and on the way out saw all of the little beach huts that people pay a fortune to lease. It was the most beautiful day with blue sky and a few clouds but still quite cool. We drove through Hove, Arundel, Chichester, Portsmouth and Southhampton before arriving at Stonehenge which is somewhere I have always wanted to visit. You have to catch the shuttle bus from the visitor centre up to the stones and once there you walk around with a little audio commentary on a personal device. It was...

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May 1, 2015 - Tuckenhay

Tuesday: The landlady gave us directions to Ilminster which only involved “normal” narrow roads, those wide enough for one car with pullouts here and there. Heather is getting quite good at these now but they are not the most relaxing. We decided to head due south and take a look at Sidmouth described as “the stately queen of east Devon’s resorts”. The sea was perfectly flat and we walked along the esplanade flanked by grand old resort hotels. The town is mostly cream and white with rows of Georgian terraces behind the esplanade and lovely...

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Apr 8, 2015 - Cornwall & Devon 4. - 8. April 2015

Über Ostern bekam ich Besuch von Zuhause. Gemeinsam mit meiner Mutter und meiner Schwester reiste ich durch Devon und Cornwall im Südwesten Englands. Tag 1: Heathrow - Jurassic Coast - Torquay Wir trafen uns um 8.45 in London Heathrow. Ich kam mit Zug (5.40 Uhr ab Loughborough) und U-Bahn dort hin, meine Familie flog 7.00 ab Zürich los. Das Wiedersehen freute mich sehr! Vor London Heathrow fuhren wir mit dem Mietauto los. Der im Voraus gefürchtete Linksverkehr war schliesslich noch das kleinste Problem. Etwas mehr Mühe bereiteten mir die...

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Sep 18, 2014 - Wales and England

Stayed in Plymouth, England. Wonderfully sunny, warm day yesterday and today. Yesterday spent the mid day in Barh. Great exhibits that were nit there when Kara and I were there years ago. Drove up to Dartmoor, a National Park. Totally different landscape. Lots of wild horses and sheep wondering the moors. Had to watch if they wandered into the road. Dinner in a pub that has been there for over 300 years. Today boat cruise around the port of Plymouth. Drove south to Marizion Beach on the English Channel and the further south to St. Ives. A...

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Europe 2014

Jul 22, 2013 - Turning 65 in Plymouth, England

Such an auspicious date today! No, not only because of the relatively minor matter of a future king of ‘Britain and the Commonwealth’ being born, but because today is the day I turn 65. Hello-o-o-o-o-o gold card, free ferry trips, lower property taxes, etc. etc!!!!! (Oh, okay, and a very, very tiny hello to looking forward to more kinks and aches and pains and groans, etc.) Whoever would have thought when I left Britain 40 years ago that I would be back in Britain to celebrate turning 65? Not I! It was purely coincidental, but that's a...

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Jul 21, 2013 - Plymouth - my old "home town"

Can you believe it???? When we woke up this morning it was absolutely pouring - a torrential downpour! The day we left Edinburgh (July 5th, I think) the sun came out and we’ve had spectacular weather ever since and the day after Bruce’s ride ends, it rains. Someone is obviously living righteously, but I would not have guessed that it’s Bruce! It didn’t rain for too long though. By the time we’d had breakfast it was clearing and there was just a bit of overcast. I commented that it was too bad that St. Michael’s Mount would be partially...

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Jun 17, 2013 - on the way to Wales

This island can be walked to at low tide. Visible form the train on the way to Plymouth. Also visible an the hop on hop off bus route. did I say the bus operates as a normal bus for the locals. It just does the circuit (one going both ways)every two hours. After all the advice from my two travelling companions on the way down, but poor internet access, and no printing, I decided Id go to the Station and let the experts do my tickets and route for Wales. I ended up with 5 changes! Lots more than the men had thought I'd need. Later I did...

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Oct 20, 2011 - Plymouth

Tony had a day off to explore and decided on Plymouth, a cheap off peak return was just £9.50, and another £3 for an all day bus pass. There is a naval base there (Devonport) and Plymouth is also the port that the Mayflower left from in 1620 to sail to America. In 1839 the Tory left here for New Plymouth, NZ (for those that don't know, Tony was born in New Plymouth). The train took about an hour and a half, got there about 11am and used the bus pass to head into the city centre’ Tony could have walked it, but it was hard to tell how far the...

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Sep 1, 2011 - Plymouth

After leaving Bath we head south to Glastonbury headed along what i can describe as how i imaged England's countryside to be, a patchwork of fields and colours, high hedge's and narrow roads and that is just what it was today. We stopped in Glastonbury to visit the Abbey, which was the first church in Eruope to be built above ground. It is mainly ruins today, but you can picture how it would have been if still standing and complete today. King Arthur is buryed in the Abbey. We continue south to the martime city of Plymouth, a new city...

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