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Road trips & adventures #9 – history of the seas

Posted on November 30, 2019 by Sioux under General

We were spending a few days near central London, with a good friend of mine, so packed and headed out early, dropped our luggage at his home, played with the dogs for a while, then spent the afternoon at the Greenwich Naval Museum. Paul had been to the Observatory but not the museum, so we […]

Road trips & adventures #9 – lest we forget

Posted on November 25, 2019 by Sioux under General

After a late sleep in and lazy morning, it was back to the station and off to the Imperial War Museum where the “Weeping Window” poppy tour was on display. There are reminders all around London of damage sustained during both WWI and WWII, and how the city has been rebuilt. With the total number […]

Road trips & adventures #9 – playtime in the big city

Posted on November 20, 2019 by Sioux under General

After a good nights’ sleep, we headed out on foot the next day after breakfast, took the train Kings Cross and just walked, with no firm destination in mind, meandering our way through the streets, via a number of well-known landmarks, including St Pancras Gardens and Leicester Square. Walking through Covent Gardens is always a […]

Road trips & adventures #9 – sleeping in the big city

Posted on November 13, 2019 by Sioux under Green Door

After returning the hired car, we took a shuttle back to the airport and from there, a train to London, and to our last accommodation of the trip.   A lovely double room on the 3rd floor of a busy family home, we had to make sure we didn’t trip over the rows of shoes […]

Road trips & adventures #9 – heading back to the big city

Posted on November 9, 2019 by Sioux under General

We packed and left Plymouth after breakfast. The drive back to London was just over 5 hours, but wet and windy conditions along the way made it feel even longer. Paul played around with the camera, taking photos of the scenery and rain, and I drove.   After returning the car to the Car-hire depot, […]

Road trips and adventures #8 – playtime way down south

Posted on November 6, 2019 by Sioux under General

We arrived in Plymouth in the early evening, unpacked and settled down to dinner and planning our outing for the next day. We wanted to do a harbour front walkabout and then a ferry across the Hamoaze – an estuarine area of the tidal River Tamar between its confluence with the River Lynher and the […]