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Travel Blogs from Torquay
"Murder, Mystery and Mayhem on the English Riviera" Agatha Christie Festival tag line
Ahh . . . Torquay, home of the English Riviera, Basil and the Fawlty Towers, and also the birthplace of someone called Agatha Christie. Actually, Agatha was the principal reason we were heading to this part of England. It was about a 2-hour drive south …
washing was still damp but we hauled it in and draped in on clothes
horses etc before bed in case of rain or night dew. Another great
Thursday the 19th of
September – Any damp washing
was finished off in the dryer, breakfast done, train sorted to meet
up with Ali, bags packed and LUNCH. Jeremy had ordered a crab and it
was huge – this is what we had for lunch along ...
This morning we did some exploring of the countryside around us. Pete went of for a short run as directed by Cary - he missed the first turn he was meant to take as it looked like a farm track. Consequently, he ended up with a longer than intended run! The kids and I went for a walk around the lanes with Cary, Eddie and their Emily. Still no sign of any wildlife though. After lunch, we headed off ...
... and my beloved pet dog Henry. Mum presented me with a card she called 'coach reading' which once in transit I was to discover was filled with 2 pages of a personal, tearjerking message. The time has flown by since I made the decision to go travelling so before long I'll have completed the biggest challenge in my life to date and will be on my return flight back to ...
... We took Shane's 22caliber rifle and the boys practised shooting a coke can. We got back at about 3 and said our goodbyes to Shane as he was off back to work.
Sarah and Kate drove us to Barrowdale in Harare where we had some super. While we were eating we saw President Mugabe drive passed.The first two police motorcycles came by with blue lights and sirens and all the cars ...