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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 :)

  • 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.

  • Day1

    Getting into the spirits

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

    Mojito and Pina Calada. Happy travellers

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Plymouth, PLY

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