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... on a bare headland is the castle ruin silhouetted against the sky. The wind is in our faces. The sun pops out periodically. It’s exhilarating!
Dustanburgh Castle was built by Earl Thomas of Lancaster in 1313 as a show of power to the weak King Edward II. He made it extra big, almost 10 acres within the walls. He rebelled against the king in 1322, was defeated and executed. The castle passed eventually ...
Friday is a catch up day. Allen's back is giving him a bit of trouble and we have a lot of catching up and planning to do.
On Saturday there is an Agricultural Show in Allendale. It's very much like a tiny country fair. We spend the morning watching the Hunters and Jumpers practice and compete and the sheep being judged. We are amazed at how many types of sheep there are. Something I suddenly realized is that all ...
Happy Birthday Anne!
Traveling down the wild and beautiful Northumberland Coast, our first stop was the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, which is reachable only at low tide, across a narrow causeway. As is typical for us, the tide WAS out, but this time we were pleased! The causeway was still covered in saltwater puddles, and it was an uncomfortable feeling not knowing how long it would be before the road would be covered (we had ...
... our time in the north (midges notwithstanding) and could have spent a lot longer here. Next time, eh!
Our Britstop tonight is a farm shop which according to the book had pick-your-own strawberries and raspberries. Unfortunately when we got there we found that they had had a bumper - and early - season this year, and all the fruit had already been picked. We had a great night with the Wilsons, with the boys sampling some of Charlie's Scottish purchases.
... seemed quite heavy-winged and not as agile and quick as Manx Shearwaters. The most likely species seemed to be Cory’s but they were not the right colour which sort of leaves Great Shearwater. They did seem to have a capped appearance, but 6 Great Shearwaters heading north off Northumberland in August. Doesn’t seem likely. They will remain a mystery.
After a while we became aware that we didn’t have any sun-cream and we’d ...