Travel

Where in the world is Paula now?

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by paularath

Stonehenge is, without a doubt, the most famous set of rocks in England. However, there are many other henges and rock circles scattered around the landscape, mainly in the Wiltshire District of Southwest England. We hired Anne Martis of ToursByLocals to take us to Wiltshire and show us several significant henges. Anne, who lives in
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Posted on October 11th, 2018 by paularath

Who knew there is a place in Cornwall that looks much like Mont St. Michel in France? Yep, it’s called St. Michael’s Mount. It’s an island just offshore from the town of Marazion. It’s surmounted by a castle and fortress and contains a chapel where some religious rites of the local people were conducted. At
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Posted on October 10th, 2018 by paularath

After leaving the Cotswolds, our painting group packed up our palettes and took a bus ride to Plymouth, in the heart of Cornwall. OK. I must confess I was a little disappointed in what we saw of Cornwall. I am a passionate lover of Masterpiece Theatre’s “Poldark”  on PBS and I expected to see those rugged,
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Posted on October 8th, 2018 by paularath

We spent one day with a private guide who took us through the Cotswolds. We didn’t go to the villages we had already visited when painting (Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and so on), but rather visited villages that were new to us. We found our guide, Anne Martis, through a company called ToursByLocals, and she was exemplary.
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Posted on October 7th, 2018 by paularath

If you ask Jerry what struck him most about England, he will say that it was the lack of high rise, modern buildings and the integrity of the homes, villages, towns and landscapes. The English treasure their history and this is clear in the way they treat their beautiful homes, gardens and villages. It’s still
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