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Barbican

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  • Day23

    Plymouth

    September 10, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 68 °F

    4:15 pm Arrived in Plymouth. Bus tour of Plymouth Hoe. Lance Boeppel and I had our pictures taken on the pier from which the Mayflower left for the new world. There is now a tablet set up by Ambassador Walter Annenberg at the spot. We saw monuments to Sir Francis Drake, the Defeat of Spanish Armada, WW2 Airmen. Drake's Island is the place where he moored after his circumnavigation of the world. Arrived at Duke of Cornwall Hotel about 5:00 pm. I walked back over to Plymouth Hoe to take photos. I got an especially good one of a little girl cutting cartwheels on the quay. This hotel is the one in which Scott stayed the night before he left on his Antarctic exploration. The dining room at the hotel is lovely, and supper was good. I had spanocopita, which came in a tomato sauce and a rich chocolate brownie. However, the next morning we ordered breakfast and it never arrived. If much of Britain's history took place on the high seas, then Plymouth is the place where the sea meets Britain.Read more

  • Day1

    Brittany Ferries Terminal Plymouth

    September 17, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Waiting to board, first postcard is on it's way home, sun is shining and we are excited to see some whales... fingers crossed.

    Sarah Aylward

    That’s a little bigger than Red Funnel!

    9/17/19Reply
    Rebecca Mattocks

    Just a bit!

    9/17/19Reply
     
  • Day28

    Storm bound

    May 20 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Waking up to rain we knew the storm had arrived. Admin and washing day before there was a break in there was a break in the rain about 4pm.
    Still windy so we headed off to Plymbridge Woods and went for a beautiful walk along the river and Drakes trail - a national trust park,Read more

  • Day21

    Plymouth here we come

    May 13 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Having rained all night and no break in the rain coming we have decided to head straight for Plymouth. A very unsettled forecast over the weekend, so no sunbathing in Salcombe for us. Decided to save the pennies and get a hire car in Plymouth and venture inland.Read more

    Kath Brookes

    Weather will be brilliant when you arrive in the Scillies. Enjoy your sightseeing. Garden now finished. Lawn looking good!

    5/14/21Reply
     
  • Day2

    Brittany Ferries - Plymouth

    July 15, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Set off from Canadel yesterday with an overnight in Bridgewater so arrived in Plymouth this afternoon.

    Now at the quay and awaiting embarkation with Michael and Theresa who I met earlier at lunch

    When I got to Plymouth I filled up, nearly with Diesel but happily only put in a small amount before I realized!
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    Charlesi Main-B

    A four berth cabin all to myself...luxury!

    7/19/18Reply
     
  • Day29

    Lukes Wedding

    May 21 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Second day with strong winds so a lazy day with an early glass of Fizz to watch and celebrate 🍾 Luke and Lizzies wedding. A lovely ceremony streamed live so we felt like we were there with them, numbers limited to 30 due to covid 19.
    Rained stopped about 6pm so out we go to stretch the legs - even the swans and fishing boats stayed in harbour as just to blowy.
    Had to be a day for a game of scrabble!
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  • Day39

    Adios

    July 3, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Packed up and off down the road to Santander. We left the van in the ferry terminal and headed off along the promenade. Had a leisurely coffee in the sun and then we walked a couple of km along the front to the Maritime museum. We came here with the kids many years ago. The cost of entry included a cut-price menu del dia in their lovely rooftop restaurant so we idled over that, watching the windsurfers and the sailing lessons before looking round the museum and the aquarium below. It was a very restful way to spend our last day.
    Then all aboard for our mini cruise home.
    Broken night's sleep though Ian said the sea was as flat as Winterbourne pond. I dispute that.
    We treated ourselves to a posh breakfast cos we had a discount card and then spent the rest of the day sitting on deck in the sun trying to spot dolphin. And f **k my old boots we actually saw some playing in the wake waves at the back of the boat! Knowing our luck wildlife spotting, what were the chances of that?
    Brittany ferries pulling out all the stops with accordian players and free cider barmaids wandering the decks.
    Lovely end to a great trip.
    Adiós Espana. Back soon.....x
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  • Day1

    Getting into the spirits

    September 17, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Mojito and Pina Calada. Happy travellers

    Mike Hailston

    There’s a frog in your drink!

    9/17/19Reply
    Matthew Mattocks

    There is a vegan version Mike, if you prefer.

    9/17/19Reply
    Carley Farley

    I wasn’t looking at the drinks, Barbara Windsor! Xx

    9/18/19Reply
    Nicola WILLIAMS

    Makes a change from Gin, good to broaden your horizons!!

    9/18/19Reply
     

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