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... and Dartmouth. The nearby beach, known as Slapton Sands, was in 1944 part of the site of the ill-fated Exercise Tiger.
Exercise Tiger, or Operation Tiger, was the code name for one in a series of large-scale rehearsals for the D-Day invasion of Normandy, which took place on Slapton Sands or Slapton Beach in Devon. Coordination and communication problems resulted in friendly fire deaths during the exercise, and an Allied ...
We were up early and looking for an iPad but couldn't find one. Luckily Catherine got up not long after and made us breakfast. Eventually Dad joined us and later Mum and Phil got up.
Phil was ringing the bells at the Church next door so we went and watched. It looked easy. I wanted to have a go but apparently you need to practise how to do it.
After that we went home and Phil made us bacon and eggs for everyone, so we had a second breakfast.
When we were ...
... with a bailey inside and was made out of shale. It was built in the 12th century on a hill overlooking the River Fowey. It had a double set of entrance gates and what looks like a dry moat. This castle bounced around in ownership during the 12th century and the only notable owner was The Black Prince Edward III. He used the castle between 1354 and 1356 to gather his feudal lords so they could show their allegiance ...
... looks like Grammy and made us a second lunch. After that we went and did some art in Catherine's awesome art room. I want one just like it.
We were still doing art when Phil came home. We said hello and let the adults talk.
At about 5:30pm Dad and Phil went to the pub for a few pints whilst the girls got the dinner sorted. We had our dinner early and then went to bed. It had been a big day.
The adults stayed up and had dinner and few bottles of red ...
... rocks. The rocks felt round and soft, not spiky because the sea had polished them and they spread out because of the waves.
Fleet Air Arm Museum (Somerset) -later that day we drove over to the Navy's air museum and we walked around and saw lots of aeroplanes and ships. We went into a pretend helicopter and it rocked around and had a movie like it was a real one. We went up to the family area where we played some games. One you had to roll dice and ...