The pretty harbour town of Weymouth with its long sandy beach is our next stop. Lines of pedalos sit waiting for customers but the biting wind means that there won’t be much call for them today! Weymouth has long been one of the most popular seaside resorts in Britain and King George III was aContinue reading “Weymouth”

Blissful Bournemouth

Next up on our whirlwind tour of the South of England is the seaside town of Bournemouth. Founded in 1810 by Lewis Tregonwell, the area was marketed as a health resort and the town received a boost when it appeared in Augustus Granville’s 1841 book, The Spas of England. The first mention of Bournemouth comesContinue reading “Blissful Bournemouth”

Gun powder, shell caves and detention cells

Carrying on our wet and windy tour of the lovely little Isles of Scilly. Here we take a tour of the defences of the Garrison on St Mary’s. They form one of the most remarkable and impressive coastal defence systems in England complete with tiny detention cell. There’s also a a sunken powder magazine, later calledContinue reading “Gun powder, shell caves and detention cells”

Flash back to the Scilly Isles

Just checking in and keeping the ole blog ticking along until the next trip! However I have found a real throw back trip to keep you going! I visited the glorious Scilly Isles way back in 2006 (hence the fresh faced look in the photos!) We stayed on St Mary’s, the largest of the islands.Continue reading “Flash back to the Scilly Isles”