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Road trips and adventures #8 – sleeping way down south

Posted on October 29, 2019 by Sioux under Green Door

We had reached the furthest point south that we were travelling – Plymouth.   Our accommodation was a full one bedroom home, with an upstairs kitchen and balcony.   We didn’t get to use the balcony much though as we were out most of the time, but it was an extremely nice home, and very […]

Road trips and adventures #7 – across the water and back in time

Posted on October 25, 2019 by Sioux under General

We arrived in Dartmouth just before lunch time. Due to the geography of the area, and the port being at the bottom of a mountain, we had to park on the hillside and walk down the steep pathways, to the harbour at Kingswear. Situated at the mouth of the River Dart, the spectacular scenery of […]

Road trips and adventures #7 – the English Riviera

Posted on October 20, 2019 by Sioux under General

We left Torquay early’ish in the morning and headed further south, towards the last of our coastal stops, Plymouth. A breakfast pit-stop was needed in the midmorning, and the seaside resort of Paignton sounded good, so we headed there. Situated in the Torbay area, also known as the English Riviera, Paignton has origins as a Celtic settlement […]

Road trips and adventures #6 – down low where miners go, up high where birds fly!

Posted on October 15, 2019 by Sioux under General

The Kent Caverns are open to the public and have been a geological site of Special Scientific Interest since 1952 and an  Ancient Monument since 1957. Made up of Devonian limestone formed over 4,800km away, beneath the ocean, the caves are believed to be over 385,000,000 years old. The caverns and passages were formed by water erosion during the […]

Road trips and adventures #6 – poignant memories

Posted on October 10, 2019 by Sioux under General

Our accommodation in Torquay was a small flatlet attached to the side of the main house, which I suspect had at some stage been a garage. It was tiny, but comfy. We unpacked and walked to the nearby shop for supplies, had dinner, and headed to bed early. We were both quite tired. Plans for […]

Road trips and adventures #6 – I do like to be beside the seaside!

Posted on October 5, 2019 by Sioux under Green Door

A fab drive from Glastonbury to Torquay, with a couple of interesting stops along the way.   Our accommodation was a tiny cottage, semi-detached to the main house. Just large enough for a double bed and the tiniest of kitchens, it was all we needed for our time in Torquay!   Not a great view, […]

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