Southern Explorer 2021

Back on the 2021 trip round up now with a whirlwind tour of the South in July 2021. Starting off in Plymouth, we then headed to Boswinger in South Cornwall, Torquay and Bristol.

Here’s a few snaps from Plymouth to start us off. Plymouth is the capital, and historic hub, of maritime Devon.

As well as lots of wall art, there’s plenty of art and culture to be discovered. Including this gigantic sculpture known as Messenger, she was created by the Cornish artist Joseph Hillier and shows a female actor crouching in preparation to run onstage.

It was commissioned by and installed outside the Theatre Royal, Plymouth in 2019 in preparation for the city’s Mayflower 400 celebrations.

A bit more vibrant wall art from a few of the seedier corners of the city below!

Away from the urban centre there is more traditional sea faring sights to be found.

Tinside Lido is a 1935 Art Deco lido beside Plymouth Sound and overlooked by Plymouth Hoe and Smeaton’s Tower.

The lido is open in the summer months between May and September – it’s a bracing dip at this time of year!

The quayside is the perfect place to be if you’re after some food and drink, with classy and quirky venues jostling for position.

The Barbican area of Plymouth is a cute little maze of alleys, independent shops and places to eat and drink.

So it would be rude not to have a cocktail (or two!) while we are here.

Published by collymarples

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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