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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 ...
... our tyre tracks from earlier and headed off for the village and castle of Warkworth. Having passed through it twice already that day and seen how pretty it was we decided we wanted to call in. The castle is simply a ruin and looked after by English Heritage and as we arrived they were leaving, so a couple of quick photos through the portcullis and we drove a little further into the village and photographed the old bridge over the river Coquet which was very quaint. And then it was ...
Today was all about Sunderland and my cousins there. For those that don't know, my mum was from Sunderland. She had a brother and two elder sisters. This meant quite a few cousins. We normally went down to Sunderland every year, and some of them would come up to stay with us too. It has been many many (too many) years since I have seen them, my fault for which I am sorry. I got in touch with my cousin Dorothy via FB and asked if she would ...
... copious amounts of enthusiasm. Following the lighthouse and the local chocolate ice-cream that we bought there, we next headed West to see Hadrian's wall, or the few bricks that remain. Whilst I'm not really interested in the Romans and the hundreds of pot fragments we now have to stare at in museums; it's quite impressive to think that a 3ft deep wall was built along the top of England purely to keep the Scot's out! It was then on to Tynemouth to find our ...
... loads of washing this morning which we found all clean and dry and folded on our bed when we got home, yippee, the clean clothes situation was dire!!
Tomorrow we are off to Scotland for 2 days, then back to Yorkshire for 4 before finishing back in Durham for the last 2 days of the tour. The boys are doing Edinburgh tomorrow as well just for the day, then a game Friday at Bishop Auckland, a rest ...
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