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Travel Blogs from Plymouth
Dartmoor is extensive high ridge country north of Plymouth, with open grassland, forests, gullies and gorges, wild ponies, sheep, army, prison, pubs, and lots of legends.
We had lunch with Allan and Lesley and Jake at a pub run by an award winning chef, then did a loop up over the moor on our way to the next call at Ivybridge.
... our home. Our trip now seems an age ago and a day where we could wake up at 10am and then go back to bed if we wanted are a distant memory, yet the experiences of that trip are still as clear as day.
I look forward to reading this blog in years to come to remind myself of these times, and hopefully tell Rory all about the adventure his Mum and Dad had and inspire him.
We stayed with good friends John and Liz Ellison in the lighthouse keepers' cottage on Whitsand Bay. The shoreline has been devastated by the winter storms, so the white sand of previous years has been removed to expose great bars of rock.
On the peninsula there are small villages, one of the prettiest being Cawsand.
Also the Mt Edgecumbe estate is home to an extensive and spectacular carmelia ...
Plymouth has always been a strategic port for England, none more so than when the Spanish armada called. Part of the armada anchored in the bay, whereupon Francis Drake declared he had to finish his game of bowls before sorting them out. The storm gods were on his side, and the rest is ...
... is at Tavistock on the a river Tavey. It's an old market town and the pannier market is open. Most famous old building here is Buckfast Abbey which still makes a famous potent fortified wine 15% alcohol + high in caffeine. It's relatively cheap.
Have now crossed the Tamar River which is the border that separates Devon and Cornwall.
Cornwall has huge early links to the Romans because of the tin available ...