Stover Lodge Hotel
Travel Blogs from Torquay
... walked to one of the two local pubs for a drink then back
home to bed.
Wednesday the 18th
of September – after
breakfast the sun was shining through clouds as we walked around the
charming village of Whimple. It is very pretty with some thatched
houses and an impressive church where Janthia and Roger are
bell-ringers. We enjoyed lunch at the other pub – curry for for
... By the time we got back to The Coach House, the Rudolph children were all returning from their various outings to cricket and Guy had retuned from his Board meeting in Amsterdam. We had a lovely dinner and Guy introduced Pete to Armagnac. Luckily that took the edge off watch us lose 2 Americas Cup races (sigh). Although it did increase his ranting a bit. He is not feeling so flash this morning ...
... not that I'm wanting it to fly by! As the coach pulled away leaving my family stood there waving, behind their sunglasses which were hiding the tears, it dawned on me. I'm off. I'm on my way to Asia. Alone. The excitement is slowly building and it's starting to feel real! This time tomorrow I'll be backpacking in the Middle East commencing this long awaited adventure! ...
... the road then another 3 or 4 bikes came by going very fast. Then an open top Military Land cruiser with about six troops sat around a machine gun,(these troops often beat people who don't clear the road quickly enough came by we were told). This was followed by police cars all with sirens on, followed by 3 bullet proof black cars which he must have been in one of them. Behind these ...
... attraction was pleasantly unspoilt.
We ate lunch at the Ilala Hotel and used their pool to swim and cool off.
At 3 we met a boat that took us on the river above the Falls. On board were a group of Aussies who were great fun. We saw crocs, elephant and hippos. It was the Aussies first encounters as they had just arrived so the boys had great fun telling them what they had learnt from our earlier adventures, like a couple of tour guides. The boat ...