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Trip Start Jun 01, 2007
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I'm beginning to get very fidgety now after having been in the same place for quite a while. The English weather hasn’t helped, not to mention stories from friends still afloat!
I must say that I have enjoyed much of our time in the UK which has been put to good use visiting family and friends as well as taking a short break in Norfolk, a longer camping trip to the West Country and a planned trip to Holland in the near future.
Exploring the Devon and Cornwall coast has been a highlight. We spent many hours on coastal walks around an area known as the Lizard (England’s southernmost point)
and then on to the North Cornwall area of Padstow
It’s not long now before we start fresh travels. In a few weeks time we go to Mauritius for my son, David’s wedding and then, all being well, it’s back to the boat in Trinidad.
Bring on the warmer weather!!
This time last year we spent our wedding anniversary on the boat in Corsica where we waited until gone midnight for the firework display for The Bastille Day celebrations. It only seems like yesterday but we have travelled a long way since then.
My back is healing well and we have been getting plenty of exercise and fresh air as we pass the time back here.
One of the highlights was a visit to Families Day at the Naval Base where my daughter, Helen is based. It was the first time we had been in the country to coincide with one such day. We were given a good insight into the work that she does and had fun trying on and sitting in some of the equipment that she uses. Peter had a short flight around the base but I was advised to stay on the ground! We were well looked after and had a wonderful buffet lunch.
It was great to have the chance to explore Cornwall – I had no idea the coast line was so lovely with blue sea and white sandy bays. We ate several of the famous Cornish Pasties and the best ones were in Tintagel where we saw them being made- just the right thing after a long walk!!