The Hoe

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Recommendation by Louise Mayer

Ok it is in Devon, not Cornwall but we visited on our way back. This is where Sir Francis Drake was told of the approaching Spanish Armada in 1588. He was engaged in a game of bowls but refused to be hurried, saying there was time to finish the game and beat the Spaniards too.” Big green sward, Smeetons Tower, Barbican and harbour area which has lots of promising eateries.


Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Matt Mayer  a year ago

But as he played at bowls one day A frantic message came to say, “A brand-new Spanish fleet’s been seen- Come quickly, Francis,” signed, “The Queen.” Drake finished off his game, of course, Then gathered up his fighting force. And sailing forth, soon came to grips With all the waiting Spanish ships.

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