10. August 2012

Torquay, Cornwall and Dartmoor…

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Ein Artikel unserer IP Reporterin Maret

In the next half of my travel I discovered much more than only Exeter. My first trip was to Torquay, a little coastal city at the English Channel. It was the first time we saw the coast of England. The city of Torquay is very nice and the harbour very pretty. All together we did a little walk around  and then we had free time for go shopping or something else. But it was not that long because it was only a half-day trip.
On Saturday I chose the full-day trip to Cornwall. Some other people drove to Cardiff in Wales. First we drove two hours to Padstow which looks like a little fishing village but really beautiful. In our free time there I went with two other girls to an amazing beach. The view from the cliffs was incredible. We took a lot of photos there and had much fun.
After it we drove further on to Tintagel.  A legend says that this is the birthplace of King Arthur. Actually we wanted to visit the Tintagel Castle but it rained cats and dogs. Anyway we decided to go to the sea and watch the castle at least from outside. The three of us went there in a little raining pause. But every minute it starts to rain again. Unfortunately we had not really seen the castle because we had to pay for it. After our second discovering tour on that day we hadn’t had fun any more to do anything. We were wet from our head to our foots. And it was really cold. It was the typical English weather. Rain after rain. And today I have really enough of all that rain here. We all wish the sun would shine more than two minutes a day!
But anyway we decided to do the trip to Dartmoor too. Dartmoor is a national park not far away from Exeter. We drove through the hilly landscape with many rocks and bushes. There are free living cows, horses and sheeps. Also it rained already again and the clouds hanged very deep so it was foggy the view from the hills were wonderful. I have never seen a landscape like this and I think in Dartmoor is much more to see as we saw in this short time.
Tomorrow will be my last trip to the Jurassic Coast. I only saw photos of it yet but my teacher told me it’s amazing there. So I hope the weather will become much better than in the last days.
This was already my last report here from Exeter. The next time I will be at home already.
Yours, Maret