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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 – history and beauty, all in one!

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Sioux under General

We took to the road again after lunch, and stopped in Exeter to visit the cathedral. Walking from where we had parked our car, we passed by, but never went in to The Sacred Heart Church, a Roman Catholic Parish church in Exeter, built in 1883. The site of the church was previously the Bear Tavern, which was also […]

Road trips and adventures #6 – a history of wings and waters.

Posted on September 24, 2019 by Sioux under General

We had seen a directional board for the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, and with both of us having a keen interest in anything that flies, we decided it would be the perfect place for our first stop off en-route to Torquay. Opened in 1964, the museum is dedicated to the history of  British naval […]

Road trips and adventures #5 – Mystique and mystery.

Posted on September 18, 2019 by Sioux under General

Glastonbury is a quaint little town, old and new homes stand next to each other, and alongside an eclectic collection of weird & wonderful shops.   The unique High Street is packed full of colour and quirkiness, selling everything from crystals, esoteric books, witchcraft supplies, faery accessories and hemp products; to homemade “new-age style” clothing […]

Road trips and adventures #5 – going up; going down and going about!

Posted on September 11, 2019 by Sioux under General

As it was my birthday, and my 60th at that, I decided I was sleeping in! When I did drag myself out of bed, Paul cooked us a fine breakfast, and we got ready for the climb – to the top of Glastonbury Tor – a conical hill with an elevation of 158m, topped by […]

Road trips and adventures #5 – walking where many have gone before.

Posted on September 6, 2019 by Sioux under General

Our home for the next 2 days was a lovely little flatlet off the main house, with a stunning view of the garden. We arrived in the early evening, unpacked and just chilled.   We had an early morning start the next day, to get to the Roman Baths, in Bath, before the crowds descended, […]

Road trips and adventures #4 – myths, legends and a touch of history!

Posted on August 25, 2019 by Sioux under General

We found the Avebury Henge without much difficulty and stopped off for ice-creams and a walkabout.  Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three very large stone circles, around the village of Avebury.   Henges are intriguing monuments built around 4,000 – 5,000 years ago. Built roughly circular, they usually have an embankment outside of a ditch. No one has […]

Road trips and adventures #4 – on the road to the place of festivals, myths and legends

Posted on August 20, 2019 by Sioux under General

By 10am we were well on our way to our next stop, and taking it easy, we stopped a couple of times to chat to some locals as well as enjoy the scenery of the Pewsey Downs National Nature Reserve, an area of chalk downland situated on the steep slopes above the Vale of Pewsey. A […]

Road trips and adventures #3 – waterways

Posted on August 15, 2019 by Sioux under General

The Caen Hill locks remain a source of fascination for me. A sequence of 29 locks that rise 72m over 3.2km, it’s also known as the ‘Flight of Locks’ and I’ve spent many an hour there, watching the longboats navigating the canal, or just enjoying the peacefulness of the area. Paul hadn’t been to the […]

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