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We bid a fond farewell to Penzance and the lovely June and Stuart who gave us such a warm welcome at the Ashton Guesthouse and wended our way north to Ilfracombe. What can I say about Ilfracombe - the drive there was misty, drizzly and very grey and the town didn't seem much better - I would describe it as the holiday town for those in God's waiting room. I don't think we saw anyone under the age of 60 unless they ...
'All our bags are packed and we're ready to go..........'
Whoop! Whoop! It's been a long time coming but the day has finally arrived to start our European adventure. Having packed Daisy we had to get her weighed to see how much we then had to take off again.......luckily we were well within our limits so Paul didn't have to offload any wine or beer and Mandy can come too!
... 8230; yep it's Irina herself. There are notices dotted all over for one of Ted's installations called 'The Light Box', which is claimed to be a re-definition of the concept of beauty that will change our view of the word forever, and we only have to ask to be allowed to see it. This place is now starting to feel unsettling, and even more so because we can't quite figure out why. There's more tiny oddities I haven't mentioned (it would take too long) and whilst none of ...
... lot of changes to the traffic since we were last here. I remember on
my first visits, thinking how small the freight trucks were. Their equivalent
to our 18 wheeler, was a small truck pulling a trailer that might be 25 to 30
feet long. Now the UK equivalent to our “semi” is every bit as big as you might
find in Canada. The roads aren’t any bigger, but the trucks certainly are. The cars
are also much larger than ...
... large. The lounge was a place where you could sit and read, do a puzzle, play a game or knit. Our hosts even lit a fire for us in the evening to add to the character of the house.
The next day we headed through the Dartmoor Forest. These have the moors going over the hills and are very sparse. Once again the scenery is wonderful and I don't know what we will do back in Hamilton. Ah well we will enjoy it while we ...