Saturday found me sat in the park on my own with about 20% worth of battery that I had been saving up )thanks to the charger breaking_ so I could ring my aunty and uncle who live locally. They ended up taking me out to Plymouth, which was the site of the landing of everyone’s favourite puritan Pilgrims. Going there now with such ease really makes the efforts and hazards they were forced to endure to get there all the more impressive…and then the real challenges began for them.
After a fine meal of fish and chips – well fries – we had a potter up towards the replica of the Mayflower, which as so often with things of history is built up one’s mind to be a lot bigger than in reality. Highlights, ‘heroic’ rhetoric aside (below photo) was picking up the worst souvenir fridge magnet that I have ever come across. It is a rubber rock with 1620 stamped on it. Taken out of context it makes no sense and looks beleaguered in amongst my mum’s (vastly better) collection of fridge magnets but at least it is memorable.
As I mentioned in a past post, I met a fellow blogger, Morgan who made the trip from Pennsylvania to join two English lads – who sprinkle everything with liberal colloquialisms – for the biggest pieces of Sushi the city had to offer and plenty of language teaching. Meeting a fellow blogger is always fascinating, it forever changes how you view their writings and you understand their mind more, their physical expressions and interpretations. I urge everybody to go do it.
One photo of note that slipped through the cracks but I thought worth a mention was the above which we nicknamed the weed monument, due to the strong smell of Cannabis surrounding it but to put it in context, it did permeate much of the city. The monument is a memorial to liberty and all the soldiers and sailors who died in the Civil War for that noble purpose.
Here is the ending of my travels with a well deserved Lemonade on Sunday in the barely tolerable heat before heading for the plane. Thank you for coming with me on this journey, it was great to wander around, especially as I had you all in mind as I wrote my notes and took my snapshots of a little bit of time that will always be a part of me.
Now I shall be getting back to the book reviews and other such usual things, which is more my comfort zone.