Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Drove to Exeter, took Park and Ride bus to the city centre - so sensible. Another glorious sunny but chilly day. Everyone out busy Christmas shopping.
Looked at the beautiful cathedral, originally built in 1114 in Norman (Romanesque) style, then rebuilt in Decorated Gothic style between 1270 and 1350, with more beautifully carved Misericords, like in Limerick. The choir were rehearsing, an ...
... a small sum of money so that we can pay for food, drink and travel.
We'll be taken to a guest house just outside Thamel where we'll be staying for our In-Country training. Which will start on the 26th - 29th, we'll have a day off on the 28th where we can look around and be tourists for a day. On the 30th we will all travel together to ...
... drew the dog away. Unfortunately for mine and Dave's senses of humour, the dog was not called Churchill.
(For any non-British people who might be reading this, for a few years now there's been a series of humorous insurance adverts on TV involving a bulldog called Churchill [based on the historic figure of Winston Churchill, who epitomised the wartime 'British Bulldog' spirit], whose catchphrase is "Oh Yes!", said while nodding.)
... is what we can see today.
We read the marker's inscriptions (which also date from 1841) and took some photos before walking down the road to the Sir Walter Tyrrel pub, which stands in the open with a green on the other side of the road. New Forest ponies roamed. We enjoyed a drink in the beer garden before heading back to the car.
We had dinner and a drink or two in the bar/restaurant/clubhouse again in the evening.
... Dave declined to do the same, but took pictures of me running down. There was a rope swing hanging from a tree near the foot of the sand dune so we both had a go on that.
The sun was going to go down soon, so after I'd quickly climbed to the top of the hill next to the sand dune to take some pictures, we headed back to the campsite and had some food and a drink at the on-site ...