This month’s adventure for the South Hill WI and a couple of guests was a trip across from Plymouth to Drake’s Island where they had a guided tour around the island.
The weather stayed good, the 20-minute crossing in a small boat was smooth and the island guide was friendly and informative. The ecosystem of the island was full of birdsong, with butterflies and bees in abundance attracted by the flowers planted specifically to attract them.
The old brickwork of the tunnels and the ammunition stores was amazing but very dark and torches were definitely needed.
Everyone enjoyed their picnics surrounded by cannons. It was agreed by all that it was a worthwhile and excellent day out.