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Plymouth -- exploration and embarkation
Most Americans are familiar with Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts where the Pilgrims landed in 1620. I have even visited Plymouth Rock, which is south of Boston. However, in order to really see the history of the event I visited Plymouth England on my first visit to England. Plymouth is a gem of a city rarely visited by the American tourist. It is a famous seaport located in southwest England and was my gateway to St. Ives, Penzance and Lands End in extreme western England. The main point of interest is Plymouth Hoe. This is the center of naval activity and exploration. This is where both Sir Frances Drake and the Pilgrim's Mayflower sailed. Besides its history the area is quite scenic with beautiful flowered gardens and seascapes.

Inscription on 1890 naval war memorial on Plymouth Hoe

Flowers and lighthouse on Plymouth Hoe


Plymouth fortress


Sir Francis Drake


Dock where the Mayflower left Plymouth England for America in 1620


Mayflower Monument at Plymouth England.
Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts represents our recognition of the event.


England's claim to America started here in Plymouth England