As we left Penzance we had plans to stop at Mevagissy Harbour and Bigbury on Sea. One because of a jigsaw puzzle and the second a location for an Agatha Christie novel! But it was pouring. Navigation is a challenge at the best of times, so we were happy to drive on to Starcross, a very small town, near Dawlish, where we were staying at the Galleon Inn.
The railway runs right by the sea. I had seen it on one of those British travel programs on TV and was fascinated to watch from above the platform, the trains tearing along.
We met up with friends in Teignmouth and had a lovely catch-up with Kirsty and Nejla, meeting the gorgeous grandkids and enjoying the walk along the promenade.
As often happens, I stopped and had a chat with a person on the beach (who was also looking for sea glass). We talked about all manner of things…as you do! When ever we meet people, they always seem to have family or friends in Australia somewhere, it’s a nice connection.
It was while we were here, having dinner at the pub, that we heard the sad news about the death of Queen Elizabeth II. It’s one of those moments in time we’ll always remember where we were and what we were doing.
We are near the end of our travels, with just over a week to go. It’s been a long drive from the top to the bottom of Great Britain. We will definitely need a rest when we get home!