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Trip Start Jul 07, 2010
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day 110-

Our favourite thing about BnB's is the cooked breakfast, which is how we started the morning here. Our BnB even had vegemite on offer, but we decided to stick to traditional English food and opt for marmite.

We hadn’t been able to take in any views of Bude the night before as it was pitch black when we arrived, so when we looked out the window, the views that met us were stunning and they made us want to get on the road straight away- so we did!

The first little town we stopped in was Boscastle, which Ian had been to a couple of times before. We walked up a mountain and shopped in the 3 shops that it had. The rest of the afternoon was spent driving around the Cornwall coast, stopping in at Padstow, St Ives and Lands End. Ian did the tradditonal Cornish thing and ate a pasty, I was still too full from lunch so didn’t partake. I did however, in the late afternoon join Ian in a icecream, Cornish Ice-cream is pretty good, nearly as good as our Italian gelato!

Our drive to Plymmoth(which is where we were staying for the night) all went smoothly, except at the very end we missed our turn off and the bridge we needed to turn on to to get back was closed. In the end we followed a diversion trail and got to our accommodation by 9:30 pm. We were too tired to go out and find dinner, so hotel hot chocolate and biscuits had to do.

Day 111-

Another day, another cooked breakfast, this time I opted for smoked salmon scrambled egg, while Ian stuck to the traditional English fare.

We wen’t and explored Plymmoth in the morning, starting at what was called 'the hoe’, which was a great place to take lots of pictures! We walked along the boardwalk and eventually made it into the city centre, where we bought a hand luggage sized suit case for the plane ride home. We also needed to find a Plymmoth magnet, we struggled with until we got to the markets. There was a display ‘plymmoth magnet’ that was sticky taped to a sign, but none left on actual sale. The nice lady un stuck the the display one and gave it to us for free!

We went back to our hotel, picked up our car and headed to Saltash in Cornwall for pasties and a cornwall magnet.

I picked up a lovely pair of boots from the high street on the way to buying pasty’s (as you do…) so you can all see them next winter as I am sure it wont be boot weather when we get back in a week and a half!

We had trouble finding a magnet, so long story short we drove 20 miles through a couple of towns until we had magnet success. We then drove to Salisbury, where we ate dinner and re-packed our bags (thank goodness it’s for the second last time!)
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Ali on

TRAITORS! Can't believe you opted for marmite over vegemite!!! Eew YUCK!

john on

i note the picture of rick stine's restaurant. his tv shows about cornwall are very interesting. great food too but can't be as nice as marmite on toast.

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