Saturday, March 10, 2018

Garnish island

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garnish_Island

http://www.garnishisland.com/

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g212093-d216044-Reviews-Garnish_Island-Glengarriff_County_Cork.html

https://goo.gl/maps/jXbpB9R6ryE2

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Bantry House

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bantry_House

https://www.bantryhouse.com/

https://goo.gl/maps/NoTYvbHeKNo

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Lough Ine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lough_Hyne

http://www.loughinehouse.com

From John's cousin

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dover

White Cliffs of Dover

Dover Castle - tunnels

Roman lighthouse

France is 23 miles away

Canterbury

Canterbury Cathedral - 200 ft high bell tower, King Henry II had Thomas Becket killed

Stour River cruise (like gondolas of Venice) - very clear water

Butchery Lane - building jut out on each floor

Buttermarket - originally dairy market

Battle

Battle of Hastings in October 14, 1066

In Normandy Bayeux Tapestry tells the story. Harold and William Duke of Normandy. Harold killed by an arrow in the eye.

William the Conqueror built the Tower of London.

Brighton

Observation Tower

Brighton Pier - junk food, arcade games

Brighton's Royal Pavilion

Beachy Head

Cliffs called "Seven Sisters"

Birling Gap - visitors center, access to the beach, tide pools

Village of East Dean

Portsmouth

Home of Royal Navy

Cathedral was used as a reference by Nazi bombers

Dockyard - Mary Rose sank in 1545

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Chagford

English village feel

Dartmoor national park - wild ponies

Scorhill Stone Circle - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorhill

Tintagel Castle

An hour north of Penzance

Legend says it is home to King Arthur

Penzance

Lots of guest houses and B&Bs

Good food - seafood

St. Michael's Mount

Causeway to access

Penwith Peninsula

Extreme western tip of Cornwall

30 mile loop

Southwest Coast Path

Lamorna Cove - favorite for smugglers

Penberth Cove - capstan

Stone circles

Porthcurno - Nice sand beach, telegraph station, open-air Minack Theatre

Mousehole - Rock pool for children to play in

Cape Cornwall

Cape Cornwall is just a few miles away from Land's End.

Pasty - steak, onions, potatoes