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A flight around Plymouth to see if we can find The Hoe.

 

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No not you, wrong flight.

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Nor you, but tempted. Here have you got a twin?

 

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Oh, only this twin, although the Twin Pioneer waiting at EGHD is beautiful too.

Let us see what we can find.

 

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Here we are at Saltash on the River Tamar with the Tamar Road Bridge and the Royal Albert Rail Bridge

 

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Two in one go.


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One of the ferries that operate to Santander and Roscoff at Millbay Docks.

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Right by the port wingtip is the area known as Plymouth Hoe, famous for Sir Francis Drake finishing his game of bowls before sailing off to engage the Spanish Armarda. Also the top half of Smeaton's Light house is here.


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Laira motive depot is seen here on the banks of the Plym. Must have been a great sight in the steam era with so many of the famous GWR classes based here.


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Eddystone Rock with it's light house is about 10 miles south of Plymouth. The other half of Smeaton's light house can be seen here.


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Heading back passing a bulk carrier.


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Over Pennycross with Plymouth Sound in the distance.


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Landing at the now closed Plymouth Airport which is due to re open in 2018.

 

Hope you enjoyed the look around Plymouth, apologies for any sailors out there as I missed the Navy Dockyards at Devonport.

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On ‎24‎/‎08‎/‎2016 at 2:16 PM, Ripcord said:

Those sailors have already found your hoe, so I don't think they will be too offended.

 

Nice sightseeing flight, I enjoyed the tour!

 

Cheers Ripcord, with the Devonport dockyards the navy is always in town here.

On ‎24‎/‎08‎/‎2016 at 2:30 PM, gotjackson said:

Greta pics, nice story and a wonderful touch of humor! Thanks!

Thank you Sir, glad I could bring a smile to your face.

On ‎24‎/‎08‎/‎2016 at 7:49 PM, RJ said:

Great tour and great story Martyn! :)

Cheers RJ.

On ‎24‎/‎08‎/‎2016 at 11:25 PM, dolf8857 said:

Fantastic set Martyn, nice story too!

Thank you Dolf.

On ‎24‎/‎08‎/‎2016 at 11:35 PM, Iain Emms said:

Fine shots.

cheers

Iain

Thank you Iain.

On ‎24‎/‎08‎/‎2016 at 11:41 PM, Jack Sawyer said:

Absolutely GREAT set Martyn!  I especially love your narration.  I just watched a YT documentary about Sir Francis Drake and his game of bowls before the battle, what a coincidence.  These shots are brilliant.

 

Jack

Cheers Jack, glad you enjoyed the post and now you know all about one of England's great sea farers.

On ‎25‎/‎08‎/‎2016 at 0:46 AM, PDX Flyer said:

Very interesting shots.  Four star narration.  You made me smile this morning.

Cheers PDX, glad you liked it and I am glad I made you smile.

On ‎25‎/‎08‎/‎2016 at 1:34 AM, Stillwater said:

Fantastic geography lesson & flight action, Martyn.

Which took me a while to discover, as I was captured by the first 2 shots.

I would love to be captured by something similar in the first 2  shots, they never need give me back:lol:

On ‎25‎/‎08‎/‎2016 at 9:40 AM, BradB said:

You have captured the Orbx scenery so very well Martyn . B):D

 

Cheers

 

John

There is a lot of it about John, you just have to know where to look.:o

 

Many thank yous for your great comments and glad you enjoyed the post.

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