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Before leaving Brixham which is a large seaside town with so many tourists, we drove to the harbour to see the replica of the Golden Hind which is the boat that Sir Walter Raleigh sailed in. Went through Paignton to Torquay, a more upmarket tourist town and saw the coloured cabanas on the beach which were there when I came there in 1961. Also so many yachts . Drove through Babbacombe on the outskirts of Torquay where there are lovely hotels ...
... on his Grand Tour in the 18th century. There are paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Titian, Brueghel and the largest individual collection of Egyptian antiques in the world. They were clearly a very wealthy family! Their money came from a graphite mine in Cumbria. Apparently graphite was used to make gunpowder and there were only two graphite deposits in Europe. The family received cash royalties per ton from the mine operators so were rolling in cash! ...
... hopes of being at our destination, Winterbourne Stickland; Dorset, which is in the countryside southwest of London by mid afternoon.
Unfortunately, there were roadworks (construction) for quite a long distance on the motorway, which really slowed us down, and then Barbara’s old portable sat-nav started trying to send us back where we came from. We turned it off and started using the three pages of ...
... and one could eat inside or sit at a table set in the garden. Very attractive. Cam and gelding drove down from Bath with their children to see us which was very nice of them. Had an early night as we wanted to leave early in morning to drive to Ilfracombe by tea ...
... which I had scrawled all my random thoughts and answers, I made my own cup of hotel room tea and sank into the avocado bath.
Dinner and prize giving rewarded me for having the most amusing answers... apparently many of my answers were incorrect, which I find very hard to believe.
Added to which, of course, I am now branded a "man in a proper car".
I thought this weekend would be a challenge, but that surpasses all.