Using up the last of our annual leave we booked a few days in Cornwall at the start of November and decided to leave from work on the Friday to break up our journey with an overnight stop in Plymouth. We have been to this city several times before, latterly we spent a few nights seeing in the new year of 2016. Plymouth is probably best known as the birthplace of St Francis Drake and the departure point for the Mayflower carrying the Pilgrim Fathers – it is also home to Plymouth Gin – the country’s oldest Gin distillery! There are two Waterstones in Plymouth – this branch is in a modern shopping centre called Drake’s Circus.
The Beatles visited Plymouth in 1967 whilst filming The Magical Mystery tour – their photo was taken by David Redfern on the hoe.
Currently reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and listening to The Black Book (Rebus #5) by Ian Rankin on audio book.