Travel Blogs from Morpeth
And so this is the end of our little 'Highland Fling'. In total we have driven over 1630 miles, travelled by car, bus, plane, train and boat, taken 6500 photos (between us), visited over 100 unique places, covering everything from castles to stately homes, a distillery to a lighthouse and everything in between. Our favourite part has definitely been travelling around in the Highlands and seeing some stunning landscapes, this has only ...
Another lovely day for walking, though sadly today the route and scenery were less spectacular than the weather. The start of the day was promising with a two mile walk out if Byrness alongside a "babbling brook". Very pretty with the added bonus of us seeing three Dippers together, feeding in the stream. However after that we turned into Kielder Forest and the next six miles were a LJGT ...
... felt very long indeed, as though we would never get there... But eventually we did. The road across to the island was dry, and we parked up in what appeared to be the only car park on the small island. Leaving the car behind we set off on the one mile walk to Lindisfarne Castle. With the clock ticking - we had less than an hour before the road of the island became completely submerged - we rushed around the (admittedly quite small) castle at breakneck speed. Actually it was quite ...
... many cousins etc together. Consequently we had a fabulous afternoon at Dorothy's , with cousins Dorothy, Sue and Bob, Lesley and Jennifer. Some of their children, Andrea,Jonathon and Glyn and Dorothy's grandchild Rowan. Obviously Andrea met all of them for the first time and felt very welcomed into the family. We had a great lunch, thanks Dorothy, and an even better catch up. Later in the evening we went out with most of them again to ...
... another brilliant one, thank you Scott!) Tonight we have had dinner, discussed the plan for tomorrow, and walked to the beach where we saw the lido (sea-water swimming pool) which has clearly seen better days. All in all a slightly less active day than we've been used to recently, but we put a lot of miles on the clock. Tomorrow we plan to use the laminated information cards that Scott's Dad provided to visit the Priory and Collingwood's statue.... Until Next ...
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