Hedgefield House Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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Money and other constraints mean I can't go further south but the original plan was to cross into Mauritania, Senegal, Mali and to a fascinatingly post (hopefully!) ebolared Liberia.
Unusually for me I'm quite apprehensive. Maybe it's because it's a longer journey or perhaps I, like my big yellow friend at home who is now the proud dad to a litter of Lurcher pups have grown up.
I got issued ...
... the Romans' building ability and especially their underfloor heating and drainage. We visited Housesteads this morning where we actually walked on Hadrian's wall. The highlight of this visit was however, spotting a badger out of his burrow and we have a photo to prove it. Apparently badgers are nocturnal so we were very lucky. Down the road a bit we visited another Roman fort but this one was pre Hadrian and still an active archaeological site. Vindolanda's claim to fame is ...
We leave Woodbridge and head to the coast visiting a couple of little towns along the way, Pretty scary roads but beautiful countryside. We make our way north and end up in Sunderland for the night which is on the coast. It raining and almost blizzard conditions when we arrive and very difficult to find accommodation, Eventually we get some and then rooms had to change because wifi wouldn't work, Enjoyed some nice fish and chips int he new ...
... car vacuum, TV and a folding step so I can reach the cupboards etc. Taking Sheila's advice I bought a thick mattress topper for the bed and it is so comfy I never want to get up. Real luxury after our campervan in Australia, and I certainly feel that I have gone up in the world now I have a car vacuum as well as a dustpan and brush.
We are now almost complete and have familiarised ourselves with the plumbing, heating and waste disposal. Jim takes care of ...
... out on the road!! Of course he gave me the old car drivers soppy story "I never saw you...I never saw you on your bike". The number of bikers killed through car drivers not looking and using that excuse must be about 90% of all accidents. I finally let this clown go and i headed onwards to Newcastle. All i can say is I hope that was a one off near miss and that the rest of my trip goes smoothly. Being on a bike in this terrible wet and windy weather is dangerous ...