Hotel De La Mer
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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With the wonders of modern travel, Virgin Airlines get us to Gatwick half an hour early at 5.20 am on 30th December, after the usual arrival formalities I manage to load all our suitcases and rucksacks onto a trolley and head through the arrivals scrummage and into the increasing cold in Gatwick Railway station to try and sort a change of ticket from our original February return to immediate ones. The cold is no good for ...
... problems and am then so rushed on the remaining two days that I never got to use the pool. l managed to eat in their restaurant but that was the only part of their facilities I used. This particular site was nestling beneath the Dorset Downs, a short walk from the sea and was lovely for Treacle, who by the way has got the 'runs' again but is lively and otherwise well.
On one day I walked along the Downs and then across the cliffs and ...
So it begins. The bags are packed we're ready to go, as the song says. Goodbye Wilbraham Court and our lovely neighbours for 9 weeks of exotic travels. Beryl our wonderful friend drives us to the station as by the wonders of Brunels famous railway we are on our way from Newton Abbot, Devon to pastures new. Gosh we're excited. The joys of 1st class rail means for maybe the last time for some days we can sit back relax and be waited ...
Drove across Bodmin Moor to the pub called "Jamaica Inn," scene of the novel by Daphne Du Maurier. The pub was built as a coaching house in 1750. We looked at the museum , partly about the authoress and partly about Cornish smuggling through the years, the subject of the book. I had read almost all Daphne's books years ago, when I lived in Plymouth, but still ...
Tuesday finally arrives and we're on the 1803 out of Exeter St David's after a quick beer in the Great Western. As we pull out we dig into our supplies, I head to the buffet car to pilfer some ice and we settle back to enjoy a couple of G&T's. Slightly embarrassing as the bottle of tonic all but explodes over the laptop of the guy sitting opposite, but it's only a toshiba, so I'm not overly concerned. I'm not sure where it started, maybe as a ...