10 June 2013 On our last morning together with my dear friends, Paula and Morton, as well as their son Roy and his wife Monique, we stopped off in Plymouth. This is the port city from which the famous ship, the Mayflower, departed for the New World America in 1620. After visiting the commemorative Mayflower … More Catching a ride on the Plymouth big wheel
10 June 2013 After catching a ride on the Plymouth Big Wheel, we headed to our next destination: Salisbury! “You look very excited, Flat Kathy,” remarked Paula with a smile. “Oh, Paula, I am! I can hardly sit still!” I exclaimed. “I am so looking forward to seeing Reggie and Richard again. I can’t believe … More Goodbye – and Hello – in Salisbury
12 May and 10 June 2013 While we were in London, we had visited the Mayflower Pub in Rotherhithe Village. This is the oldest pub on the River Thames, having been established in 1621. We went inside to have a bite to eat, and it was a very nice and cosy pub. From the outside … More The perilous voyage of the Mayflower pilgrims of 1620
09 June 2013 “Today, we are going to visit a very unusual place in Cornwall,” declared Paula, as we packed the car for the final leg of our journey around Cornwall. Tomorrow, we would be driving to Salisbury, and I was already very, very excited about that, because we were going to meet some special … More Enchanted by the garden of Eden
8 June 2013 After arriving at the Atlantic Ocean near Bude, we spent a couple of days driving around very scenic Cornwall, with my friends pointing out various sights to me. Once, we slept in a mousehole, which I thought was very funny! Paula said it wasn’t really a mousehole, but a village whose name … More We reach Land’s End
I have received the most astonishing email from Reggie: They will be flying to the United Kingdom this weekend! As you perhaps know, I am currently travelling around England with Paula and Morton, the lovely folk who just happen to be Reggie and Richard’s neighbours in Cape Town. (I am going to tell you all … More My South African host family is going to join me in England!
6 June 2013 After our walking tour of the city of Bath, we continued to drive further west into Cornwall, until we reached the shore of the great Atlantic Ocean. We stopped the car and got out to admire the view from the top of the cliffs, which tumbled down to the crashing sea below. … More Sunset on the Atlantic
6 June 2013 Today, we said goodbye to London, and headed westwards to the city of Bath. As we drove, Paula put on her tour-guide hat and told me a bit about our destination: “Bath was established as a spa by the Romans sometime around AD 60. You see, there are hot geothermal springs in … More (Not) taking the baths in Bath