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Travel Blogs from Ashburton
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.
... comes an arrival and on the 8th of August 2013, we had a very special arrival as Rory Milton Greenaway arrived to light up our lives...and night times. His middle name, Milton, is a nod to his great-grandad whom he never met but we know he'll be looking down on him and keeping an eye on us all.
Our other two arrivals were of the furry variety as Dotty the Beagle and Squidgy the Pug ...
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 ...
... and friends I've been expected to add features re the places we saw, hotels we stayed in and attractions and things we did.
For those who haven't read my blog before, we started off on the 18th December 2013 with 5 days in Dubai, followed by 4 weeks in Australia including Christmas and New Year, then 3 unbelievable weeks touring the North and South Islands of New Zealand, then 5 restful days ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility