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Devon - Plymouth

Chris Day | Sutton Harbour

Sutton Harbour

Sutton Harbour Plymouth. It was from here that the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the new world. Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Plymouth Gin Distillery

Plymouth Gin Distillery

Plymouth Gin Distillery is the oldest working distillery in England. It has been making Plymouth Gin according to the original recipe since 1793.
Chris Day | Plymouth Hoe

Plymouth Hoe

Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Taymar Ferry Plym II

Taymar Ferry Plym II

The Torpoint Ferries cross the River Tamar between Torpoint in Cornwall, and the city of Plymouth in Devon. There has been a ferry service at Torpoint since 1791. Originally serviced by rowing boats and then steam boats. The first Torpoint chain ferry or 'floating bridge' came into service in 1831, using a self-propelled vessel using a pair of vertical chain wheels in the middle of the vessel.to pull on fixed chains connected between the river banks. The current vessels are the 5th generation and were commisioned to be built when the previous onne were reaching the end of their useful lives in the late 1990s. The first of the new generation vessel, Plym II, was delivered in December 2004. Subsequently Tamar II was delivered in March 2005 and finally Lynher II in February 2006. When travelling from the Devon side to the Cornish side of the Taymar it is free.
Chris Day | Smeatons Tower

Smeatons Tower

Smeatons Tower was the third of four Eddystone lighthouses originally sited 14 miles West of Plymouth. And was in use from 1759 to 1882. As technology moved on it was too small contain modern machinery so it was dismantled and rebuilt on a new granite base on Plymouth Hoe and opened in September 1884. Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Plymouth Hoe

Plymouth Hoe

Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Plymouth Foreshore

Plymouth Foreshore

Plymouth Foreshore. Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Plymouth Sound

Plymouth Sound

A moody and deliberately grainy Plymouth Sound.
Chris Day | Mount  Batten Plymouth

Mount Batten Plymouth

Mount Batten was the location of a flying boat station and Royal Air Force Base, during the years 1913 until 1986. it was there that the United States Curtis Flying Boat NC 4 came ashore, following the first successful airborne crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Many classes of flying boat were to use this base, the best known during World War II being the Shorts LTD. of Belfast long distance ocean reconnaissance Sunderlands. Meanwhile, during the 1930's, T.E.Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) served there as an ordinary aircraftsman under the alias of Shaw, at a time when he had shunned his earlier public fame as Lawrence.
Chris Day | Mount Batten

Mount Batten

Mount Batten was the location of a flying boat station and Royal Air Force Base, during the years 1913 until 1986. it was there that the United States Curtis Flying Boat NC 4 came ashore, following the first successful airborne crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Many classes of flying boat were to use this base, the best known during World War II being the Shorts LTD. of Belfast long distance ocean reconnaissance Sunderlands. Meanwhile, during the 1930's, T.E.Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) served there as an ordinary aircraftsman under the alias of Shaw, at a time when he had shunned his earlier public fame as Lawrence.
Chris Day | Plymouth Sound

Plymouth Sound

Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Plymouth Foreshore

Plymouth Foreshore

Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Plymouth Foreshore and Mount Batten

Plymouth Foreshore and Mount Batten

Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Plymouth Hoe

Plymouth Hoe

Plymouth Hoe. Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Mount Batten was the location of a flying boat station and Royal

Mount Batten was the location of a flying boat station and Royal

Mount Batten was the location of a flying boat station and Royal Air Force Base, during the years 1913 until 1986. it was there that the United States Curtis Flying Boat NC 4 came ashore, following the first successful airborne crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Many classes of flying boat were to use this base, the best known during World War II being the Shorts LTD. of Belfast long distance ocean reconnaissance Sunderlands. Meanwhile, during the 1930's, T.E.Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) served there as an ordinary aircraftsman under the alias of Shaw, at a time when he had shunned his earlier public fame as Lawrence.
Chris Day | Plymouth Hoe and Foreshore

Plymouth Hoe and Foreshore

Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Barbican Prawn Sculpture

Barbican Prawn Sculpture

The Barbican Prawn at the entrance to Sutton Harbour next to the Mayflower steps. Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Mount Batten Fort

Mount Batten Fort

Mount Batten was the location of a flying boat station and Royal Air Force Base, during the years 1913 until 1986. it was there that the United States Curtis Flying Boat NC 4 came ashore, following the first successful airborne crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Many classes of flying boat were to use this base, the best known during World War II being the Shorts LTD. of Belfast long distance ocean reconnaissance Sunderlands. Meanwhile, during the 1930's, T.E.Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) served there as an ordinary aircraftsman under the alias of Shaw, at a time when he had shunned his earlier public fame as Lawrence.
Chris Day | Plymouth Sound

Plymouth Sound

Plymouth Sound. Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar which divides Devon from Cornwall. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Royal Citadel Plymouth

Royal Citadel Plymouth

The Royal Citadel is a 17th century fortress at the eastern end of Plymouth Hoe. It encompasses the site of an earlier fort built at the time of Sir Francis Drake. It is still used by the military to this day.
Chris Day | Royal Citadel Plymouth

Royal Citadel Plymouth

The Royal Citadel is a 17th century fortress at the eastern end of Plymouth Hoe. It encompasses the site of an earlier fort built at the time of Sir Francis Drake. It is still used by the military to this day.
Chris Day | Sutton Harbour

Sutton Harbour

Sutton Harbour in Plymouth. Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history t
Chris Day | Mayflower Steps

Mayflower Steps

The Mayflower steps. These are not the original steps due to the development of the Barbican. The originals were destroyed over a hundred years ago to make way for a road around the Royal Citadel.
Chris Day | Sutton Harbour Plymouth

Sutton Harbour Plymouth

Sutton Harbour Plymouth
Chris Day | Plymouth Foreshore

Plymouth Foreshore

Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Smeatons Tower

Smeatons Tower

Smeatons Tower was the third of four Eddystone lighthouses originally sited 14 miles West of Plymouth. And was in use from 1759 to 1882. As technology moved on it was too small contain modern machinery so it was dismantled and rebuilt on a new granite base on Plymouth Hoe and opened in September 1884. Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Plymouth Hoe and Smeatons Tower

Plymouth Hoe and Smeatons Tower

Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Plymouth Hoe from the Sound

Plymouth Hoe from the Sound

Plymouth Hoe. Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Royal Citadel Plymouth

Royal Citadel Plymouth

The Royal Citadel is a 17th century fortress at the easten end of Plymouth Hoe. It encompasses the site of an earlier fort built at the time of Sir Francis Drake. It is still used by the military to this day.
Chris Day | Fishing boats in Sutton Harbour

Fishing boats in Sutton Harbour

Fishing boats in Sutton Harbour. Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Plymouth Hoe from the Sound

Plymouth Hoe from the Sound

Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Boat Trip on Plymouth Sound

Boat Trip on Plymouth Sound

The view towards Cattewater of Plymouth Sound from the stern of the cruise ship Plymouth Venturer.
Chris Day | Plymouth Hoe and the Royal Citadel

Plymouth Hoe and the Royal Citadel

Plymouth Hoe and the Royal Citadel from the Sound. Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Plymouth Hoe Panorama

Plymouth Hoe Panorama

Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Drakes Island

Drakes Island

Drakes Island is situated in Plymouth Sound at the entrance to the river Tamar. It is about 6.5 acres in size. Its strategic position has meant that there are a number of military buildings. It was originally called St Michaels after a chapel that was built there. The chapel was rededicated to St Nicholas and the island then took that to be its official name. However, due to its association with Sir Francis Drake it acquired the nickname of Drakes Island. The buildings are Grade II listed. The island is now in private ownership and after many years of trying, planning permission to convert the island into a luxury hotel and spa have finally been approved. Work is expected to start sometime in 2019 as planning permission runs out in 2020.
Chris Day | New Street Plymouth

New Street Plymouth

New Street Plymouth. Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Mount  Batten Plymouth

Mount Batten Plymouth

Mount Batten was the location of a flying boat station and Royal Air Force Base, during the years 1913 until 1986. it was there that the United States Curtis Flying Boat NC 4 came ashore, following the first successful airborne crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Many classes of flying boat were to use this base, the best known during World War II being the Shorts LTD. of Belfast long distance ocean reconnaissance Sunderlands. Meanwhile, during the 1930's, T.E.Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) served there as an ordinary aircraftsman under the alias of Shaw, at a time when he had shunned his earlier public fame as Lawrence.
Chris Day | Sutton Harbour

Sutton Harbour

Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on the South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Drakes Island

Drakes Island

Drakes Island is situated in Plymouth Sound at the entrance to the river Tamar. It is about 6.5 acres in size. Its strategic position has meant that there a a number of military buildings. It was originally called St Michaels after a chapel that was built there. The chapel was rededicated to St Nicholas and the island then took that to be its official name. However, due to its association with Sir Francis Drake it acquired the nickname of Drakes Island. The buildings are Grade II listed. The island is now in private ownership and after many years of trying, planning permission to convert the island into a luxury hotel and spa have finally been approved. Work is expected to start sometime in 2019 as planning permission runs out in 2020.
Chris Day | Plymouth Hoe and Sound

Plymouth Hoe and Sound

Plymouth Sound looking towards Cattewater from the stern of the Plymouth Venturer
Chris Day | Plymouth Hoe Foreshore

Plymouth Hoe Foreshore

Plymouth Hoe Foreshore
Chris Day | Plymouth Hoe and Smeatons Tower

Plymouth Hoe and Smeatons Tower

Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.
Chris Day | Smeatons Tower

Smeatons Tower

Smeatons Tower was the third of four Eddystone lighthouses originally sited 14 miles West of Plymouth. And was in use from 1759 to 1882. As technology moved on it was too small contain modern machinery so it was dismantled and rebuilt on a new granite base on Plymouth Hoe and opened in September 1884.
Chris Day | River Tamar

River Tamar

The River Tamar. To the left is Torpoint in Cornwall. To the right the Royal Navy dockyard of Devonport. Near the middle you can see two of the chainlink ferries crossing the river. It is free to travel from Devonport to Torpoint. But to leave Cornall there is a toll to be paid. At the time of this photograph it is £1.50.
Chris Day | A Red Arrow over Plymouth Sound

A Red Arrow over Plymouth Sound

A Red Arrow circles over HMS Queen Elizabeth and RFA Tideforce on Plymouth Sound. The Red Arrows, officially called The Royal Airforce Aerobatic Team, is one of the best known and premier Aerobatic teams in the world. HMS Queen Elizabeth the most powerful vessel ever built for the Royal Nave along with one of its support ships RFA Tideforce.
Chris Day | Cattewater and Mount Batten

Cattewater and Mount Batten

Plymouth is Englands Ocean City. Situated on Englands South coast on the east bank of the River Tamar and the mouth of the River Plym. It has a history that goes back beyond Elizabethan times as an important sea port. It has been home to many historic people including Sir Francis Drake who allegedly completed a game of bowls after being told that the Spanish Armada was on its way. It is also famous for the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail for the new world on the Mayflower. It has so much history that it would take volumes to describe its past and current day. Other than to say it is still a thriving naval port with old and new alongside each other.