I have to admit that I have been totally distracted these last couple of weeks with the excitement of the Haute Route cycle ride! I was meaning to finish the rest of my tale of the Plym Valley trail…so here it is:
We cycled along the Sustrans cycle route 27 leaving the Plym Valley behind us heading into the city of Plymouth. The route took us along the water front passed most of Plymouth’s tourist spots. Sutton harbour was alive with a buzz of people enjoying themselves. Across Plymouth sound we could see the mound of Mt Edgecumbe and its vast surrounding country park. The waters were busy with ferries crossing to and fro, taking people for a visit.
We cycled past the lighthouse standing like a huge candy cane and admired all the old and new structures collaborating next to each other while small boats were comfortably moored bobbing about like apples in the water. The huge aquarium building shimmered on the harbour front enticing you come inside and take a peek at its collection of colourful sea life.
We watching locals on the wharf catching fish with their rods and small sail boats cruising through the ripples of the ocean. The laughter of children came from the toy train chugging around on its tracks beside us as the seagulls darted above our heads. We stopped to eat ice-cream and enjoyed the sensation of the sun warming our skin.
Cycling further along the harbour the path lead us to a run down industrial area which we explored with curiosity.
The days shadows soon grew longer as the short afternoon came to end so we made our way back to our car passing all that had entertained us. It wasn’t long before the bicycles were strapped tightly onto the back of the car and we were on the road heading towards our next cycling adventure.