Geoffs Life After Work !

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From Newbury to Penzance & Lands End

On our way to Penzance we stayed overnight at a lovely hotel in CHARD having a population of around 14,000 and, at an altitude of 121 metres, is the highest town in Somerset.In 1685 Chard was one of the towns in which Judge Jeffreys held some of the Bloody Assizes after the failure of the Monmouth Rebellion. Chard is the birthplace of aviation, as it was here in 1848 that the Victorian aeronautical pioneer John Stringfellow (1799-1883) first demonstrated that engine-powered flight was possible.The hotel has a great Chandelier feature and worth a stop over.We travelled next day to Penzance (only seeing cardboard pirates !!) The owner was a terrific host and cooked the most amazing English breakfast West Cornwall features an incomparable variety of wide sandy beaches, steep rocky cliffs and hidden little coves together with remote moors on granite headlands along with numerous small villages and towns The “jewel in the crown” of Mounts Bay is the island castle of St Michaels Mount while, further around the coast, lies the Minack Theatre set dramatically in the cliffs above the sea.We also headed towards Lands End but commercialism wins sadly,nevertheless the rocky coastline is a magnificent spectacle Again this part of the world is a must to see


June 8, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

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