Highlights from my trip to Plymouth

A couple of weeks ago I went on a much needed holiday… to Plymouth cool.gif. Yep I didn’t need the shades as the rain that has blighted the british summer continued, oh well. I still had lots of fun, plus I got to spend 5 days with wonderful Lizzie, I’m sure she might not quite see it that way around… oh I will do these highlights in pictures mostly.
Though there weather was not always great we did get a couple of really nice skies…
plymouth_07_27
One of the first features that came to my eyes was the lighthouse, moved a considerable distance onto the Hoe for protection…
plymouth_07_33
I even went up to the top of it…
As our walk continued I realised I probably should not have taken this…
plymouth_07_14
A rocky beach…
plymouth_07_150
.. but lizzie seemed to enjoy throwing rocks.. well I did anyway laughing.gif
I love this photo, I feel I have captured Lizzie and rocks quite well..
plymouth_07_155
In Devon you have to eat pasties (though we didn’t eat here as lizzie would not pose eating a pasty for me… mad.gif)
plymouth_07_147
What more walking…
plymouth_07_50
The Merchant’s House, a must visit if you want to learn about the history of Plymouth. It has lots of cool stuff inside, including a whole old chemist with the shop front and all…. some wonderful ladies spoke to me and Lizzie in there, giving us probably the best value for money historical site I have ever been in (it cost just £1.40 each)…
plymouth_07_23
We also went around the Elizabethan house which was good fun and there is some nice but not completely inspiring gardens..
plymouth_07_133
..though it did have a water feature…
plymouth_07_139
.. and some interesting stone work.. is this the Mayflower?
plymouth_07_138
plymouth_07_137
We also had a look around the cathedral that was devestated in WWII, it now has some modern stained glass windows, I love stained glass windows…
plymouth_07_146
.. oh and we also went on a boat trip, not quite what Lizzie had in mind but I was more than happy as we went around the docks and we saw the nuclear subs… but I’m not a boat person…
plymouth_07_121
Oh and we did countless other things, but we really can’t forget the National Marine Aquarium it was great fun, with lots of fishes and the deepest shark tank in Europe!
plymouth_07_76
plymouth_07_64
In all it was great fun, many other photos can be found on my flickr account or [here]

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: