UK Road Trip
September 14, 2014 — Bath to Port Isaac
After breakfast Jay dropped Marylee and Ward off at the bus station in Bath, as they are going to London, then came back to Henrietta House. They were very good to us here, giving Marylee a discount because they sent her jacket out for dry-cleaning and it got lost. They also waived our £60 parking fee because of the lost jacket. Hopefully they’ll find it and get it to her in London. We left Bath with the Dustruds around 10:00 for our drive to Port Isaac. The Garmin seems to have a mind of its own and doesn’t always route us the way Jay thinks it should. We went through Bristol and finally got on the M5 highway. We stopped in Exeter for lunch—had found (on Trip Advisor) a tiny place called The Sandwiched Inn, but it was closed. We found a car park and ended up eating nearby at an inn that only served a ‘Sunday Carvery.’ It was a mini-buffet, and we picked 2 meats and had popovers, potatoes, gravy and veggies with the roast beef and turkey. It was pretty good and cheap at £6.50 pp. The Garmin took us on some very narrow roads for the last five miles or so of the trip. We got to Port Isaac a little after 3:00, found a car park and walked up and down some very steep hills to get to the Slipway Hotel (no parking available here for tourists except a few car parks that cost about $8/day). We had a light dinner outside at the Old School Restaurant and went back to our spacious room and new-looking bathroom (the building dates back to 1527) and stayed up until about 11:30 catching up on the blog.
The road to Port Isaac
Steep hill from car park to hotel
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