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Travel Blogs from Morpeth
Dave may have been underwhelmed by the fort Segedunum, but what makes the few remaining visible ruins so extraordinary is the surrounding industrial landscape, especially the shipyards. It's a wonder anything survived the intervening 1500 years at all!
Having been disconcerted by the lovely blue skies and warm day when we arrived, today has been overcast and drizzly. A true monochrome English day which has restored our faith in the English weather...
Ferry is definitely the way to go to Europe (saves that long drive South plus cost of fuel) providing you can go out of season and early in the week (price doubles nearer Friday)
Very relaxed at both ends, Wait in the queue, have a sandwich lunch and tea in the van and be guided in by ...
... found a "Roses are red..." poem written in the sand and he came back and said he put the punctuation in it. So that was English for the day. And I told he about the sand being made of shells from sea creatures so that was geography. And with a bit of latin in the morning the school day was complete. During this time Edward decided he was going to build a sandcastle fort around us. This kept him enertained for ages and even megan was good at stepping over the sandcastle walls. ...
... a jar with some unusual buttons and had a chat to the owner before carrying on round to the castle. On the way there is a statue of Harry Hotspur, one of the Percy descents who own the castle. He's in full armour holding a sword aloft which is quite impressive but I couldn't get a picture of edward with it as he said it looked like a pig holding a lolly pop (!?!) Not sure what he was seeing but maybe the funfair rides has scrambed his brain. He wasn't too impressed by ...
... I did learn thst Steve regularly sings this song to get Emma and Edward out of the house so Edward knew yhe words (although he doesn't do the dance which is disappointing). All in all it took about 6 hours to drive up which is a long drive. But we did see a big power plant and a slagheap so we knew we were proper opp north. In addition I knew when I went to the supermarket and the checkout bloke said "champion" to me. When we were about to arrive at the cottage Emma ...
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