Friday 22nd June. It was lovely to see the sun again for our last full day in Falmouth, Mark had booked in for a morning bike ride with Tony, found through a contact from the Devon Cycle Club, I was going to walk and then we planned to use the afternoon to go for a … More Poldark’s ‘Wheal Leisure’ Mine day.
Thursday June 21st: Happy Solstice Day! For the last two mornings we had woken to grey skies and rather bleak weather so it was with some joy we woke to see the sun shining for the Summer Solstice. Mark’s snoring had me awake even earlier than usual and so it looks like I will be … More St Mawes Castle Day.
Wednesday 20th June. We had a slow start to the day with a morning walk out to the beach district of Falmouth before heading out at midday to Pendennis Castle. Pendennis Castle is another fortification commissioned by King Henry VIII following his split from the Catholic Church. Protection was wanted against any reprisals from Catholic … More Pendennis Castle Day.
6th June 2018: Isle of Wight (IoW) day. It was an early start, 5:30 am from Hastings, for my Isle of Wight bike ride day. This involved a drive to Portsmouth and then a Ferry to the IoW and I arrived in time to catch the 8:00 am ferry. Parking was available opposite the ferry and, given it was mid … More Mark’s Isle of Wight bike day.
Monday 18th June Monday morning was overcast, but at least the wind and drizzle had gone, so I was able to get out for another walk along the Hoe. Mark had been quite chilled during our cannon tour, and was feeling rather poorly as a result, so took the extra hour to sleep.
Sunday 17th June. It was overcast on our final morning in Torquay but we got a walk in before setting off for Plymouth. Plymouth is only an hour from Torquay so we detoured via Salcombe along the way. What a pretty part of the world this is. Salcombe is a small seaside town in south … More One day in Plymouth.
Thursday 14th June. There was a bit of rain to start the day but it soon cleared and allowed Mark to head off for a bike ride with his new BFF’s from the Mid Devon Cycle Club. He was home around 2 pm and so we decided to spend the afternoon visiting Totnes Castle; a … More Torquay: last few days.
Wednesday 13th June. The plan for today was to visit Dartmouth Castle and surrounds before going to Marks & Spencer’s to pick up something for dinner. We dined our last night at a great French restaurant down the road, Bistro Pierre which we thoroughly enjoyed, but dining at home with our great view is pretty special … More Dartmouth Castle Day.
Sat 9th July 2018 It was another sunny day that greeted us for our last morning in Hastings. We took one last walk before setting off for the 5-hour drive to Torquay. The Sat-Nav took us by the shortest route but that had us almost in London at the half-way mark! The journey was fine … More Torquay: first few days.
Friday 9th June 2018 The weather has been very kind to us for our stay in Hastings. Our last full day was one of glorious sunshine and little breeze making for a pleasant morning walk and ideal conditions for visiting Battle, the site of the Battle of Hastings.