Plymouth: All aboard for the colonies
Plymouth is well known to be the staging point of the Mayflower, the ship that took the colonists from England to America in order to flee religious persecution, but there’s a great deal more to it than that and one of the best things is that there are some really lovely places to sit and enjoy your favourite Medusa Juice e-liquids. Whether you take the drive to one of the three Medusa Juice locations in King’s Lynn, Peterborough or Norwich, or just order from the website, you won’t want to tour Plymouth without plenty of the goodies you can only find at a Medusa Juice Vape Shop.
Although Plymouth was inhabited since the Bronze age, when the first settlement was established at Mount Batten, it was also a trading post for the Romans. As I mentioned before, the Pilgrim Fathers of America left from the Plymouth Dock in 1620, but there were also ships which sailed to Australia from Plymouth. Along city streets are plaques with the ships registry on it for both America and Australia. I took time to get several shots of these and enjoyed vaping Medusa Juice’s Triple Menthol while doing so.
Britains ocean city
Plymouth is nicknamed Britain’s Ocean City, and it has the motto Turris fortissima est nomen Jehova. “The name of Jehovah is the strongest tower” Which I found curious considering so many of the people leaving from there were doing so due to religious issues here in England and wanting to be free to practice or not practice the religions as they saw fit.
During the 100 Years War, an attack by the French in 1340 saw a manor house burned and some prisoners taken, but they failed to gain entry into the city. Breton Raiders burned the town in 1403 and in the late 15th century, Plymouth castle was constructed. It served to protect the Sutton Pool. In 1512, parliament passed an act to further fortify the city’s defences.
In the 1600s, wool was a major export and industry for Plymouth, as well as maritime trading, which the first Atlantic Slave Trading was led by Sir John Hawkins. Plymouth sided with the Parliamentarians during the English Civil War and was besieged for four years by the Royalists. The monarchy was restored in 1660 by King Charles II and many of the parliamentarians were imprisoned on Drake’s Island.
Trade and commerce
Grain, Timber and Coal were the chief imports of Plymouth by the later half of the 18th century and the dockyard was the largest employer of workers. Local Chemist William Cookworthy began a short-lived Plymouth porcelain company exploiting the deposits of China Clay he’d discovered in Cornwall in 1768.
In the latter half of the 19th century, Maize, Wheat, Barley and Sugar Cane were amongst the most imported goods from America and Europe. During World War I, Plymouth was the port of entry for troops from around the Empire. During World War II, the city was heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe and this became known as the Plymouth Blitz. Obviously with troops being moved to and from Plymouth as well as goods and equipment, the Germans wanted to close the shipyards and docks down. Over a thousand civilians died during these raids.
Today, Plymouth is a relatively sedate city and scenic as well as prosperous. Take every opportunity that you can to stroll some of the narrow, cobbled streets and visit some of the local landmarks, while you enjoy your Medusa Juice Vapes. If you need more, you can always order online or drive to one of the three shops. The deals and savings on gear, e-juices and clothing are well worth the drive.
Along the way
Like most of the larger English cities, there are excellent schools to be found in Plymouth, but it’s unique as well in that it has the University of St Mark and St John, known as “Marjons”, which actually teaches people from all over the world to become teachers.
Some of the important historic sites in Plymouth are Saltram, Crownhill Fort, Hemerdon House, Plymouth Hoe, Mayflower Steps, and Morwellham Quay. Be sure to get your photo taken by the Mayflower Steps if you get the chance. They were responsible for great change coming to England and going to the Colonies.
Wildlife is always interesting to me and marine animals even more so. There’s two good places to get a glimpse of marine life and they are the National Marine Aquarium and Plymouth Reptile and Aquatic. Be sure to get to at least one of them.
Plymouth Boat Trips and Devon Sailing Experiences give you the chance to be out on the ocean and see all sorts of great things while enjoying the salt spray and rhythm of the sea.
You can also snorkel and scuba dive at In Dive Deep Centre and Venture Charters. Take the opportunity to view life under the sea while in Plymouth.
Thorn House and Garden is a stunning place to walk around and enjoy your great tasting vapes from Medusa Juice. But don’t stop there, you simply must visit Devils Point Park and Drake’s Place. These alone can fill up whole days with beauty and restorative peace.
From here to there
Even more relaxing places are to be found just simply strolling along the local streets, and you can enjoy your Medusa Juice E-juices the whole time. Try some Dr Blue or Pink Lady or one of the new CBD Hemp Oil e-liquids, whatever you choose, you’re gonna love it! Especially when no one can beat Medusa Juice’s incredible prices on the e-liquids and gear.