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  • Day20


    September 14, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Tatsächlich jmd, den ich "kennengelernt habe".
    Das ist Vadim, spricht super deutsch (er lernt es online und will es perfektionieren, um multilingual aks Anwalt tätig sein zu können), Muttersprache Russisch, zusätzlich noch Polnisch gelernt... und halt Englisch.
    Wir haben dann aus einem Mix aus Deutsch und Russisch gesprochen, Gelegenheit für mich, mal wieder aufzubessern. Mein Gott, wie schnell kann man eigentlich eine Sprache verlernen...🤦‍♀️
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  • Day20

    Das war s auf dem SWCP

    September 14, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Jetzt bleiben mir nur noch 3 Tage in London.
    Mein erster Thru hike war das.
    Ich bin geflasht, welch wunderschöne Landschaften ich sehen und er-laufen durfte!
    Das wird mein erklärtes Reiseziel im Frühjahr, ... so dachte ich, doch auf die Insel kam man 2020 zunächst nicht (mehr).
    Vielleicht im April 2021, wenn ich um Ostern herum Ferien machen kann😁 Meine Freundin Andi hätte Interesse, mein lieber Mann nur mit B&B o.Ä. vielleicht... na ja, gerne zieh ich auch alleine wieder los😉.
    Wie sagt unser Pinguin-"Freund" Marvin K: "Einfach machen, Imara!"
    Wo er recht hat...
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  • Day19

    Falls ihr mal Plymouth...

    September 13, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    ... besuchen wollt: auf keinen Fall in den Backpacker's Lodge. So ne abgeranzte Hütte kenn ich sonst nur aus Russland.
    Eine Amerikanerin führt diese Unterkunft.
    Meist weniger gut gelaunt, aber weltbereist und viele Geschichten im Gepäck! Wir haben uns sehr angeregt unterhalten können, - mit meiner Zimmergenossin gab es Stress.
    Obwohl nur ein Doppelbett weiter, hatte sie Bettwanzenstiche...ich nicht!😅 Da gab es dann auch den ein oder anderen Wortwechsel.🙈

    Ansonsten kam sehr gemischtes Publikum dort unter. U.a. ein Kanadier, der seit 1 1/2 Jahren dort lebt und eine Wanderung des E1 plant.
    Die 8000Km wollte er im Frühjahr 2020 starten..., na, da hat ihm Corona mglweise einen Strich durch die Rechnung gemacht...
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  • Day56


    October 18, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    I went back to St Michael's Mount this morning as I wanted to see it with the tide in. I was about 15 minutes earlier than yesterday and the difference was striking. It was bitterly cold. I hadn't bothered with my hat, scarf and jacket as I only wanted to take some photos. I was well and truly cold when I was done.

    I spent a lot of the day driving back and forth across Dartmoor, mainly because I didn't like the look of some of the roads the GPS wanted me to go.

    As soon as I crossed the cattle grid onto the moor I saw two horses. The were brown and white so not true Dartmoor ponies apparently.
    Later I did see some in a paddock that seem to be true ponies - one colour and very heavy coats. They were very inquisitive and friendly. I wanted to pat them but visitors are requested not to touch them. I did pull up some of the grass on my side of the fence and feed them that.

    Unlike the Yorkshire moors the sheep and cattle here were happy to be on the road and not in much of a hurry to move out of the way.

    I can't book into my accommodation until 8pm as they are at yoga so I had a look at the coast. There must be some super secret way of getting to the beach that only the locals know as every time I turned down a road that looked like it lead to the beach I'd get partway down to be met with a sign "no access to beach!"

    St Michael's Mount before the tide is completely out.
    "Really? You want me to move?"
    They looked like ponies but they could be cows
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  • Day23


    September 10, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    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

  • Day61


    October 10, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Plymouth der Hafen für Entdecker und Abenteurer.

    Sir Francis Drake, Charles Darwin, Captain Cook und Auswanderer nach Neuseeland/Australien ... stachen von Plymouth aus in See :)

  • Day19

    I love the Beatles, I

    September 13, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Zufällig drauf gestoßen, ich dachte, ich spinne!!!😍 Fast zur gleichen Zeit, halt 52 Jahre später, haha!

  • 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.

  • Day814


    August 15 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We have planned six nights in Plymouth and are staying on Furze Farm site, which lies to the east of the city. The site lies on high ground overlooking what would have been open fields but is now a major housing development forming the area of Sherford. The weather for our visit was erratic - warm but with sudden showers intermingled with sunny periods or drizzle. Storms forecast for days 4 and 5.
    We cycled into the city each of the first three days - apparently there is a cycling highway into the city from here but we managed to miss the off road route at the beginning only picking it up after a section along the main road. Signage needs some improvement.
    Full day 1 was spent wandering arond the historic old part of the city, by the sea front, The Hoe, Barbican and the Victorian waterfront. We wandered over to Stonehouse to check that the Cremyll ferry was operating to Edgecumbe where we planned to do a walk later in the week. Passing the entrance to the commercial docks we noted the Pont Aven in dock preparing to sail to northern Spain - there were a lot of caravans and cars in the line ready to be loaded but the ship was clearly not going to be busy.
    On day 2 we had a look around the city centre in late morning and in the afternoon spent 2 hours on a guided historical walking tour. We started off at the Barbican adjacent to the ceremonial monument marking the Mayflower which set sail 400 years ago. The big anniversary celebrations have all had to be cancelled this year. The Barbican was busy with tourists and is a vibrant waterfront. We enjoyed the tour and James our guide regaled us with stories of derring do as we wandered past the places of significant historical interest.
    On day 3 we cycled in the rain showers to the Cremyll ferry where we crossed over to Mount Edgcumbe by which time the weather was improving . We enjoyed a long walk around the estate following the coastal path to Kingsland then back over the headland - very hilly walk in lovely parkland, woods and on quiet roadways - 6 miles plus deviations due to land falls and fallen trees. K claimed to be weary on the cycle home but charged up the hills no problem.
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Plymouth, PLY

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