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Oct 14, 2018 - Plymouth Gin Distillery Tour

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – England chapter Bath and Southwest England has to say about Plymouth’s Gin Distillery: “This heavily beamed distillery has been concocting gin since 1793, making it the oldest producer of the spirit in the world. The Royal Navy ferried it round the world in countless officers’ messes and the brand was specified in the first recorded recipe for a dry martini in the 1930s. Tours thread past the stills and take in a tutored tasting before retiring to the beautiful, Grade II-listed...

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Oct 6, 2018 - Royal William Yard

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – England chapter Bath and Southwest England has to say about the Royal William Yard: “This cluster of 1830s waterfront warehouses once supplied stores for countless Royal Navy vessels. Today it’s home to sleek apartments, a couple of art galleries, a relaxed pub, a chic wine bar and a string of eateries.” KAPOORS ON THE ROAD It was forecast to be our first rainy day in England, and a quiet Saturday as well, so we lay low in our AirBnB flat. We were very fortunate that the Avis office...

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Oct 4, 2018 - From Bath To Plymouth

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD Anil and I both love travelling by train, and now that’s it’s relatively to book tickets online, we opted to travel from Bath to Plymouth in comfort. There was not point in renting a car and driving down as we planned to spend a few days exploring Plymouth on foot, and the car would be sitting idle. Instead, we’ll rent a car once we’re ready to leave Plymouth to explore Dartmoor and Cornwall. @@@@@@@

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Oct 4, 2018 - Plymouth

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – England chapter Bath and Southwest England has to say about Plymouth: “For decades, some have dismissed Plymouth as sprawling and ugly, pointing to architectural eyesores and sometimes palpable poverty. But the arrival of high- profile chefs Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Mitch Tonks, and ongoing waterfront regeneration begs a rethink. Yes, the city, an important Royal Naval port, suffered WWII bomb damage, and today it is still sometimes more gritty than pretty, but Plymouth is...

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Oct 1, 2018 - Bath

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – England chapter Bath and Southwest England has to say about Bath: “Britain’s littered with beautiful cities, but precious few compare to Bath. Home to some of the nation’s grandest Georgian architecture – not to mention one of the world’s best-preserved Roman bathhouses – this slinky, sophisticated, snooty city, founded on top of natural hot springs, has been a tourist draw for nigh on 2000 years. Bath’s heyday really began during the 18th century, when local entrepreneur Ralph...

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Sep 14, 2016 - Plymouth

Today I stayed in Plymouth, a nice seaport town. Blessedly, there entailed no driving. My hotel, a Holiday Inn, which is pretty nice, is only a short walk from the Plymouth Hoe. The Hoe (and I don't know why it is so called) is a hilltop municipal area consisting of a city park, pool, a lighthouse that was moved from its original location, and a war memorial, which I will discuss later. My visit to the local aquarium proved somewhat anti-climatic. I guess I was expecting more. The aquarium does have two significant tanks of varied kinds of...

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Sep 13, 2016 - Wells, Glastonbury, Cornwall, & Devon

Let me begin with the topic of food. Several people have asked me about what I am eating, and I believe I have covered breakfast in a previous update. Generally, I have skipped lunch, save for an occasional pasty, which are dough covered contents like chicken & onions, beef & onions, or vegetarian. For dinners, I can say that McDonald's over here is like that in the U.S. or Canada. Okay, I can guess at some "oh gross" expressions on people's faces, and I am kidding except for one or two instances. Dinner pretty much has been a cross blend...

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Jul 15, 2016 - Plymouth - Cornwall

It was another lovely day today. We had breakfast on the top floor of our hotel and it looks out across Plymouth. It is a beautiful view. After breakfast we had a boat cruise on Plymouth sound and saw the Mayflower steps where the pilgrims left for America in 1620. Actually, the steps are replicas as the original ones are now buried beneath the ladies toilets of the pub across the road! The captain of the boat was very knowledgable and the commentary was great. We saw the navel shipyards where the fleet is serviced. In dock was a nuclear...

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Jul 14, 2016 - Brighton - Stonehenge - Plymouth

What a great day today! We left Brighton this morning and on the way out saw all of the little beach huts that people pay a fortune to lease. It was the most beautiful day with blue sky and a few clouds but still quite cool. We drove through Hove, Arundel, Chichester, Portsmouth and Southhampton before arriving at Stonehenge which is somewhere I have always wanted to visit. You have to catch the shuttle bus from the visitor centre up to the stones and once there you walk around with a little audio commentary on a personal device. It was...

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May 1, 2015 - Tuckenhay

Tuesday: The landlady gave us directions to Ilminster which only involved “normal” narrow roads, those wide enough for one car with pullouts here and there. Heather is getting quite good at these now but they are not the most relaxing. We decided to head due south and take a look at Sidmouth described as “the stately queen of east Devon’s resorts”. The sea was perfectly flat and we walked along the esplanade flanked by grand old resort hotels. The town is mostly cream and white with rows of Georgian terraces behind the esplanade and lovely...

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Apr 8, 2015 - Cornwall & Devon 4. - 8. April 2015

Über Ostern bekam ich Besuch von Zuhause. Gemeinsam mit meiner Mutter und meiner Schwester reiste ich durch Devon und Cornwall im Südwesten Englands. Tag 1: Heathrow - Jurassic Coast - Torquay Wir trafen uns um 8.45 in London Heathrow. Ich kam mit Zug (5.40 Uhr ab Loughborough) und U-Bahn dort hin, meine Familie flog 7.00 ab Zürich los. Das Wiedersehen freute mich sehr! Vor London Heathrow fuhren wir mit dem Mietauto los. Der im Voraus gefürchtete Linksverkehr war schliesslich noch das kleinste Problem. Etwas mehr Mühe bereiteten mir die...

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Sep 18, 2014 - Wales and England

Stayed in Plymouth, England. Wonderfully sunny, warm day yesterday and today. Yesterday spent the mid day in Barh. Great exhibits that were nit there when Kara and I were there years ago. Drove up to Dartmoor, a National Park. Totally different landscape. Lots of wild horses and sheep wondering the moors. Had to watch if they wandered into the road. Dinner in a pub that has been there for over 300 years. Today boat cruise around the port of Plymouth. Drove south to Marizion Beach on the English Channel and the further south to St. Ives. A...

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