Grindon Farm - Cartshed & Old Farmhouse
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Sunday - Friday;Play in the Lakes & Verona.
Saturday 8th August
Drive to Rome, Italy.
Sunday - Wednesday; Explore Rome.
Thursday 13th August
Drive to Sorrento, Italy.
Friday - Monday; Explore the Amalfi Coast.
Tuesday 18th August
Drive to Florence, Italy.
Wednesday - Friday; Explore Tuscany.
Saturday 22nd August
Drive to Antibes, Cote d' ...
... So once we get to each destination and have unloaded the car, built an awning, and sorted out all the caravanalia we think we might have time to 'read' before we start on the lengthy outside cooking procedure followed by washing plastic dishes in some random sink whilst stood next too a sweaty Italian in his budgie smugglers trying to nod and say 'ci' in all the right places as though we actually understand Italian! Here are our very different reading ...
Heavy rain overnight and into the morning. It had stopped by the time we wanted to leave but it stayed overcast and dull all morning. First stop was to Hexham abbey, founded in the 600s and added to in the 1100s and early 1900s. The crypt is still the original dating from the 600s, with tunnels in from the sides for people to enter and leave. Then on ...
On to two Roman forts, vindolanda, just off Hadrian's wall, and housesteads, actually on the wall. Vindolanda is a wonderful site of a classic Roman fort with an adjoining civilian settlement. There is also an exceptionally good museum. Excavations continue at two locations at the site, one in the fort and one in the village. Just a few miles away and up on the wall itself is housesteads, another classical Roman fort, ie the same layout as vindolanda, built as one of the main wall ...
... however this town not very impressive. Back south via eastern Edinburgh and through pretty countryside, rolling hills back to England. Very pretty drive, and we stopped somewhere in the country for a cup of tea. Back to England and the city of Carlisle. Depressed castle town, would not bother to ...