Traces of the past

Next to mine own Shippe
I do love most
that old Shippe
in Exon a tavern
in St Martins lane

These are the words of Sir Francis Drake, a sea captain and slave trader, he carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in 1577 – 1580. In 1588 he helped defeat the Spanish Armada, but only after he’d finished his game of bowls on Plymouth Hoe. His home in Devon, Buckland Abbey is owned by the National Trust.

The Ship Inn pub is now sadly part of a chain but it still retains it’s character, who knows maybe Sir Francis still visits. This post is for Paula’s Thursday Special, Traces of the past, she has a beautiful photo of lake Bled this week.


10 thoughts on “Traces of the past

      1. Cold 😦 I have neuralgia and it’s probably down to a far too bracing walk beside the north sea this morning. Some people never learn! πŸ™‚ You ok?

      2. Ouch that’s pain around your face isn’t it? I can imagine that cold would do that. I’m fine, got to work and home today without any problems in the snow, be glad when it’s gone. Looking forward to the clocks changing at the weekend. Have my virtual healing hands on your forehead to make you feel better soon πŸ™‚

  1. I’ve never seen a building quite like this. It’s a beauty. I’ll be glad to see the end of daylight saving here. Still dark at 6.30 is hobberels, as my eldest daughter used to say!

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