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... and Dartmouth. The nearby beach, known as Slapton Sands, was in 1944 part of the site of the ill-fated Exercise Tiger.
Exercise Tiger, or Operation Tiger, was the code name for one in a series of large-scale rehearsals for the D-Day invasion of Normandy, which took place on Slapton Sands or Slapton Beach in Devon. Coordination and communication problems resulted in friendly fire deaths during the exercise, and an Allied ...
We were up early and looking for an iPad but couldn't find one. Luckily Catherine got up not long after and made us breakfast. Eventually Dad joined us and later Mum and Phil got up.
Phil was ringing the bells at the Church next door so we went and watched. It looked easy. I wanted to have a go but apparently you need to practise how to do it.
After that we went home and Phil made us bacon and eggs for everyone, so we had a second breakfast.
When we were ...
On our way to Sidmouth we stopped Restormel Castle. We are definitely getting our monies worth from our English Heritage pass. With this pass (that we bought in Dover in June) you get free admission to all English Heritage sites and a discount (half price) in most other sites throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Yeah! So anyway this is a castle ruin but still very interesting. It is basically a ...
We got woken up at 7am this morning and it was still dark. Terrible.
Maddy and I went downstairs to get a baguette and we had breakfast and then had to clean the apartment. It wasn't too bad - not as long as it took to clean Elle's house!
Dad wanted to be on the move by 9am and Mum had arranged for our host Cleo to meet us at 8:45am. However, she was late and didn't turn up until 9:10am so we just gave her the keys and left.
We caught the Metro from ...
... spot just outside Plymouth where it will be available for the family to use over the next 10 months until Sue and I make our next visit to England.
Tomorrow I will be driving to Bidborough to see Dad and then to Heathrow early on Sunday morning for the daylight flight back home to Kenya.
The end of a very eventful summer! But it's definitely Autumn now, so time bid everyone in England a fond farewell x