|From Truro we went cross country eastwardly to:
Launceston Castle an English Heritage Property
was built around 1067 originally a Norman wooden defence. A 12 century circular keep (castle) was built between 1227-72 we raced passed it up hill and down, but there was no way to stop and take pictures.
Okehampton Castle on English Heritage Property in Devon
One of the largest castle ruins in the South West sited on the northern edge of Dartmoor. Thought to be built around 1068. Abandoned by Henry, Marquis of Exeter after Henry VIII found him guilty of conspiracy in 1539
Well we can't leave Sam out of the equation, so a side trip to Okehampton Tackle & Gun was in order. Unfortunately it was closed until next year.
Okehampton was what appeared to be in need of revitalization, but we assumed that there were no funds available.
About 75km down the road we make a quick pass through this town to refresh memories of Sam's days in the British Armed Forces when he was posted here. The area the base occupied is now an industrial estate.
Home to the Axminster Quilt Store. After all it is only less than 5 km off the beaten track and it was on the route set out by the quilter. That detour was in vein as we never did find the store.
End of another day was spent this time in Weymouth at a beautiful Georgian Hotel called the Prince Regent. Ceilings of 12' in our room which faced the seaside promenade. We had a great night there, ear plugs helped.