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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon » Dartmoor June 8th 1991

Rain accompanies me on my journey from Exeter to the Dartmoor. First I take a little coastal detour to Dawlish where a cottage pie is devoured for Lunch. The village of Chudleigh, located near the perimeter of the Dartmoor is considered worthy of exploration. Located in southern Devon the Dartmoor covers 950 sq kms. It is noted for tors, which are large hills topped with outcrops of bedrock. Observing from the top of one of these tors the Dartmoor appears to have two types of surface. One surface is wilderness while the another is farming fields which appear to be separated by hedges. On closer inspection the hedges are heath bounded roads. Some have trees with over arching branches which enclose the road. Many villages within the Dartmoor are built of stone. An example is Wildcombe-in-the-Moor. ... read more
Launceston Castle

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Kent » Canterbury June 2nd 1991

Picking up a hire car and I head east, out of London towards Leeds Castlein Kent. Set on two islands on the River Len, it was built by King Henry I in 1119. Partly because it was away from the plague which effected coastal areas,it was a favourite of King Henry VIII. Until 1947 it was used as a private home by its last owner Lady Baillie, who bought it in 1926. Parts are decorated with furniture from the Victorian era to the 1920 - 30s. One room houses a 16th century panel. When the panel was found to be to large to install, Lady Baillie had the room knocked down and enlarged so that it could be fitted. Other rooms were restored with Henry VIII period furniture. There is also a wine cellar which is ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London May 28th 1991

I arrived to a grey drizzling London. Intially I had no idea of where I should head to but took a top deck bus and ended up in Victoria Station. Why I went there I dont really know, maybe I was guided by a hidden hand. But it seemed the right place to be, heaps of information about accomodation, tours, resturants and general London sites. Of course like most aussies I end up in a hostel in Earls Court. In an attempt to delay sleep until the London night I took a walk and ended up at Buckingham Palace. But as there was not much occurring I went back to the hostel and crashed into a deep sleep. Next morning, I felt fine and walked to Westminster Abbey via Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. Park, it ... read more
Statue near Hyde Park
Stone Relief near Hyde Park
Westminister Abbey

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