The Redcliffe Hotel
Travel Blogs from Paignton
Dartmoor is extensive high ridge country north of Plymouth, with open grassland, forests, gullies and gorges, wild ponies, sheep, army, prison, pubs, and lots of legends.
We had lunch with Allan and Lesley and Jake at a pub run by an award winning chef, then did a loop up over the moor on our way to the next call at Ivybridge.
Since we got back from our travels almost 18 months ago, a fair bit has happened.
This will be the last ever entry in this blog before I call it "Finished".
We had a great reunion with all my family for my Grandad's birthday and it was emotional seeing him surrounded by all his nearest and dearest and remembering fondly those who are no longer with us. Sadly he passed away in March ...
We stayed with good friends John and Liz Ellison in the lighthouse keepers' cottage on Whitsand Bay. The shoreline has been devastated by the winter storms, so the white sand of previous years has been removed to expose great bars of rock.
On the peninsula there are small villages, one of the prettiest being Cawsand.
Also the Mt Edgecumbe estate is home to an extensive and spectacular carmelia ...
Plymouth has always been a strategic port for England, none more so than when the Spanish armada called. Part of the armada anchored in the bay, whereupon Francis Drake declared he had to finish his game of bowls before sorting them out. The storm gods were on his side, and the rest is ...
... and finally a couple of days 'stop over' exploring in Dallas, Texas before returning to England on 17th February 2014
So I will be adding pages in the next few weeks to show photos of the different countries we visited and the famous sights we enjoyed. Feel free to delete me if you are not interested, but hopefully most of you will enjoy the show!
Thanks for listening,