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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 ...
... tradition. Whilst they were gone we had to do some homework - boring!
In the afternoon we did a treasure hunt with Catherine. She did one for us and we did one for her. It was really fun until Maddy's big mouth wrecked it. Catherine thought I was getting tired so I had a bath and then got to watch a movie before dinner.
For dinner Phil made a roast with Yorkshire pudding and baked potatoes - yum! Then after dinner we had thumb wars with Phil before going to bed. Great ...
... with a bailey inside and was made out of shale. It was built in the 12th century on a hill overlooking the River Fowey. It had a double set of entrance gates and what looks like a dry moat. This castle bounced around in ownership during the 12th century and the only notable owner was The Black Prince Edward III. He used the castle between 1354 and 1356 to gather his feudal lords so they could show their allegiance ...
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 ...
... rocks. The rocks felt round and soft, not spiky because the sea had polished them and they spread out because of the waves.
Fleet Air Arm Museum (Somerset) -later that day we drove over to the Navy's air museum and we walked around and saw lots of aeroplanes and ships. We went into a pretend helicopter and it rocked around and had a movie like it was a real one. We went up to the family area where we played some games. One you had to roll dice and ...