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  • Day12

    Cardiff to Bath and Cornwall

    May 28, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Day 7
    Well as usual we set of early from Cardiff for our drive to Bath. It’s about 320km
    Bath is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England, it is well known for its Roman-built baths. Bath is in the valley of the River Avon, 97 miles west of London and 11 miles south-east of Bristol. The weather was kind today with only intermittent showers. Bath has expanded immensely since I was here in 2012. I throughly enjoyed some free time from our group as we had 2 1/2 hours free time to roam around. The Georgian architecture is stunning. It was lovely to walk around 15th century Abbey Church to soak in some history.
    After leaving Bath we headed to Glastonbury. Glastonbury is a town in southwest England. It's known for its ancient and medieval sites, many rich in myth. Glastonbury Tor is a tower-topped hill linked to Arthurian legend, overlooking the marshy Somerset Levels. Once said to be King Arthur’s burial place, Glastonbury Abbey is a ruined monastery dating to the 7th century.
    Glastonbury has few chain stores; instead there are many independent shops with colourful fronts giving the impression that little has changed since yesteryear, until you look closer at the displays – healing crystals, wands and cauldrons, incense, tarot cards, and accessories “for the discerning witch”. It’s is quiet the alternative town.
    After leaving Bath we arrived at destination for the next two days, Cornwall. We are staying at the St Mellion International Golf Resort. It’s a peaceful change from city hotels overlooking the lovely green golf course dotted with little bunnies.
    We are off to Cornwall tonight to a quintessential English country pub dinner.. yummy.
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  • Day13

    Cornish Coast Experience

    May 29, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Day 8
    You wake each day unsure of the weather, it was overcast, cloudy and raining intermittently all day today, not so good when your day is based around visiting seaside villages.
    Never the less we’re continued to traverse the country side, our first stop was Dartmoor, which is a moor in southern Devon, England. Protected by National Park status as Dartmoor National Park. It was pouring with rain and ended up being a very short and wet stop.
    We then headed to Plymouth which is a port city in Devon, southwest England. It’s known for its maritime heritage and historic Barbican district with narrow, cobbled streets. Sutton Harbour looked very cold and misty. The Mayflower Steps are where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World in 1620, many plaques lined the walls detailing names and dates of voyages across the seas. The usual clan gathered at the local for a pint of lager and a rather healthy serve of fish and chips.
    After leaving Plymouth we headed to a little sea side village called Looe.
    Looe is a small coastal town, fishing port and civil parish in south-east Cornwall. Looe is 20 miles west of Plymouth. We crossed the river Tamar by the Torpoint ferry, it was rather novel driving at rather large coach onto the ferry and being surrounded by tiny little cars. Whilst visiting Looe our tour director Keith treated us to what he described as the best Cornish pasties in Cromwell, I can’t say I had eaten one before but it was ok.
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