Meryan House Hotel
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Melanie and Craig both had the day off with us today and we took a while to get up and moving as it was a bit wet outside. We decided to go to the Wookey Hole caves but when we got there they had no power due to the storm and couldn't guarantee it coming back on anytime soon. We moved onto plan B which was Glastonbury Abbey, as we hadn't been through the ruins in many years. We all had our coats and umbrellas and braved the wet weather to ...
... Restormel only saw action once during the Civil war during Charles I rein. After this is basically fell into ruins. However, it is still a nice castle to see today. The surrounding countryside is very nice and you could picture walking through the forests during the castle's heyday and hunting for deer. These kinds of ruins just spark the imagination and make you marvel at how well these were built to last this ...
... off the plane to be loaded onto a later flight! I also had to spend £1 on an egg of 4 clear plastic bags so that I could put my few carry on liquids into a bag even though we weren't on an international flight! Ridiculous. Anyway, flight went ok. On arrival at St. Mary's we were taxied to the other side of the Island where we caught a jet boat over to Tresco a Island. We were then ...
Visit to the gardens and to the college to see the famous avenue of Araucaria araucana (monkey puzzle trees). Particularly impressed by the Italian garden and the Palm House, which is actually older than the one at RBG Kew. A treat to see the monkey puzzle avenue too - the trees are the largest of their kind that I've ...
... take pictures of... here's my photography wish-list of subjects I'd like to capture:
- Mountains (snow-peaked, if possible)
- The Coastline
- A Volcano (or two)
- The Coliseum
- The Duomo
- The top of Mount Etna ...