2010 Moravians Tropical Tour of Wessex

Uherske Hradiste teacher Draha Cizkova had told her students to prepare for rain, wind and cold weather for the Korycany schools first visit to Bridgwater – unfortunately their trip coincided with the hottest May in the UK in decades.

The Moravians flew into Bristol and spent 2 nights in Somerset – at Cheddar and Minehead youth hostels, visiting Glastonbury, Wells and Dunster on their tour, however the highlight was Bridgwater where they met the deputy Mayor Pat Parker and the College where Kevin Smokcums catering students treated them to a home made full English breakfast .

Heading west the group stayed at the beautifully located Tintagel youth hostel set on a cliff facing directly into the Atlantic sunset ,spent time on Dartmoor and at Lyme Regis and then overnight at Lulworth Cove.

A trip to Stonehenge brought the response”maybe worth seeing just the once” whilst Avebury proved more popular (as you can actually touc hthe stones there). The day was rounded off on the Ridgeway watching the sun go down on Oxford and the glimmering spires of Didcot Power Station.

A couple of days in London proved heavy going due to the sweltering heat but an early morning climb to the Greenwich observatory in the company of Bridgwater exile Sue Hickling added that local touch to the sunbathing.

The group finished their tour with an overnight stay in Dorking woods and a brief stop at Bath on their way to Bristol airport

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