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With only a week to go I thought I'd try out our first blog entry! Just a boring entry about preparation. Anyway to ensure we can be self sufficient for at least 48 hours, as in the fridge, lights and water pump keep running without electric hookup. I replaced our faulty 105ah leisure battery with a larger 125ah one. After all no one should have warm beer on holiday.
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 ...
On our way out of Beadnell we stopped to look at the harbour and found a superb beach with views across to Dunstanton castle, and three lime kilns on the harbour wall. Then a few miles down the road we stopped to look at a Pele tower, built as a watch tower and ...
Took the scenic route on the A64 with the first stop Castle Howard. Vast gardens, dotted with lakes and fountains. Castle known for being in TV series Brideshead Revisited. We didn't go inside, but wandered around the beautiful grounds. Had lunch in the pretty little village of Hutton-Le-Hole on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. Then on over the moors. Very, very pretty ...
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