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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 ...
... to say all of our goodbyes to family and friends but i'm sure it wont be long before we see you all again ��
We are now at a campsite in Poole for a couple of nights before the grand depart on Saturday morning......feeling chilled with a glass of wine and wondering what the next few months have in store for us.
More to come soon, enjoy our blog ...
We have a boat pass for the vaperetto which is like the London Underground with boats. We think it's best to go to the lagoon islands whist we have it. According to the map this takes 2 boats. It is actually like waiting for a train. We get off the boat and realise we shouldn't have and had to wait for the next. A couple of Italian women got very irate when it arrived and pushed their way on in a flurry 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 ...