Day 2 in Plymouth: The Lobster, the Waves and the Waterfront

So grateful I am blessed with beautiful weathers these past days! β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ Yesterday was possibly the sunniest day throughout my trip – making it a perfect day by the coast. 🌊 (I was absolutely drained by all the walking I did yesterday, hence the late posting. πŸ˜‚)

Beautiful day!

My main goals yesterday were to visit the Mayflower Museum, the National Marine Aquarium and also to do some more sightseeing around the coast. Unfortunately, the museum was closed due to the pandemic, but thankfully aquarium was still opened. ☺️ (I actually visited the place already the day before, but just missed the last entry time of 4pm… πŸ˜”) The National Marine Aquarium is said to be the largest aquarium in the UK and has the deepest tank in the whole country. 🐠🐟🦈 This certainly brings back some memories of me visiting the aquarium in Ocean Park in Hong Kong every summer when I was growing up back there.

Is this supposed to be a fish or a lobster? πŸ€”
Waiting for the sailboats ⛡️ to pass so we could cross the swing bridge towards the aquarium…

But before stopping at the aquarium, I decided to sit down for lunch at Rockfish, which is just right next to the aquarium at the Sutton Harbour. The place offers fresh seafood straight from the market – which is definitely something completely up my alley! πŸ˜‹ I went for the day’s special which was a garlic butter grilled whole lobster 🦞 served with a side of salad πŸ₯—. A lobster lunch by the sea under the glorious sunshine – life doesn’t get much better than this! ❀️❀️

The menu of seafood – which one would you have picked?
A delicious lobster lunch! ❀️❀️
Mmmmm 🀀🀀

With a full stomach, it was time for the big underwater adventure as I headed into the aquarium. I took lots of photos and videos while inside, so do enjoy below. πŸ˜‰

Hello, Mr Lobster! 🦞
Initially I thought they were mushrooms, they turned to be some sort of shellfish… πŸ€”
Cute! ❀️
Never seen these before!
I love jellyfish! They are so pretty! ❀️
There is something about this bright red colour that makes them really scary looking… πŸ˜₯
Can you spot the stingray in the tank? (It used to be a game I played a lot when I was a child πŸ˜‚)
Staff with stingrays swimming underneath my feet 🦢
A shark 🦈 sleeping over your head
Umm you’re blocking my view… πŸ˜‚
Giant fishes 🐟🐟
These fishes are huge!
The deepest tank in the aquarium
Spotted a tortoise 🐒 at last!
Beautiful ❀️❀️
Where are you, Nemo?
Hello, Dory! πŸ‘‹
The Coral Reef

Following the aquarium, I decided to take a long walk around the coastline, going further than I did the day before- I simply couldn’t get enough of it from yesterday! 😁

Yeah, I think I might have had too many ice creams in the past few days… πŸ˜‚πŸ¦πŸ¦

I just kept walking following the coastline (think about an hour or so) and reached Royal William Yard before also making a visit to the Devil’s Point.

Entrance to Royal William Yard
View from Royal William Yard
Looking towards the English Channel 🌊
The Devil’s Point

And despite my legs starting to give in πŸ˜‚, I also took a walk down to Devonport Park. 🌳

After making my way back to Barbican, I (at last) sat down and enjoyed my dinner at a Greek restaurant before falling asleep back at my hotel room. πŸ˜ͺ😴

It feels sad that my road trip is coming to an end now (almost too quick really), but it was nice to be able to travel again. This morning, I visited the Snack Box cafΓ© for breakfast before taking my train back home. The owner was very friendly and ended up talking to me as I enjoyed my Full English at the roadside. It was very sobering and sad to hear about his struggles with the business due to Covid-19, and I wonder how many small businesses are suffering the same way right now… Life may not be quite the same after the pandemic, but hopefully good things will all eventually come along for us all! ❀️

Full English at the roadside before jumping back on the train to London πŸš‚

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