Looe to St Austell

It was a bright sunny day as we crossed the Tamar Bridge into Cornwall.  A few fluffy white clouds scudded across the blue sky. The river below sparkled in the sunlight.  Being a bit geeky, I was more focused on the Royal Albert suspension rail bridge which ran alongside the more modern road bridge.  A … Continue reading Looe to St Austell

Buckfast Abbey, Dartmoor and the Pilgrim Steps

A visit to Buckfast Abbey, the wilds of Dartmoor and the Mayflower Pilgrims Steps at Plymouth. We left Exmouth soon after 10am and headed towards Dartmoor.  When we planned this trip we would travel along the south coast stopping wherever we fancied in seaside towns.  Realising that we had seen enough fishing harbours and sandy beaches for the … Continue reading Buckfast Abbey, Dartmoor and the Pilgrim Steps

Charmouth to Exmouth and Jurassic Coast Fossil Hunting

Charmouth to Exmouth on our West Country road trip.  Hunting for fossils along the Jurassic Coast and a trip to Lyme Regis. We headed to the Charmouth Heritage Centre and had a polite look round at the locally found fossils on display.  The centre was set up in 1985 to encourage safe and sustainable collecting … Continue reading Charmouth to Exmouth and Jurassic Coast Fossil Hunting

Cotswolds and Beyond

  Cotswolds Travel Blog: Including Highclere Castle, Avebury Stones, Marlborough, Bibury, Chedworth Roman Villa, Bourton on the Water and a spot of Shakespeare. “So, you want to go to Norfolk next?” I asked Madam. “I guess so…” she replied somewhat hesitantly. “It’s very flat,” I said, “you can wave to people in Birmingham.” “Really?  You can … Continue reading Cotswolds and Beyond

Scotland

Scotland blog from our recent trip.  Includes Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fort William, Inverness, Culloden, Ben Nevis, the West Highland Line and a few misadventures. “We have ten days before your next hospital appointment.  We need to go away!” said Madam, “we could go on a road trip.  Maybe Norfolk?” “It’s very flat,” I replied, “and there isn’t a lot to … Continue reading Scotland