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Well this is day one.
Left Haverhill at 10am this morning and was in Newcastle at the Angel of the North by 15:00. Not bad going for an old thing (the car not me!!!) lol. Stopped at the Angel of the North and took a few pictures, just need some wi-fi so that I can upload a few. Then off to my first stop over, Newcastle YHA. Checked in, …
A good sleep-in to recover from our night out in Glasgow, especially as Greg had leant us his bed. He slept on the couch!
The lazy start to the day continued with burgers at the pub, train to Edinburgh with a quick look around while we waited for our train to Newcastle.
We checked into the YHA to be informed by the pleasant middle …
... Tynemouth Village, a sweet little place dominated by a castle and priory ruin om the headland (just the place to make one despair if sent here unwillingly).
The Captain and Navigator used the lunch break for some serious cartography.
Cath has been searching for the last bus to Wallsend but is still to find it. None of them seem that full here. (Bernie can explain - its a rhyming slang type thing from the Hunter - "as full as the last bus to Wallsend"
Ferry is definitely the way to go to Europe (saves that long drive South plus cost of fuel) providing you can go out of season and early in the week (price doubles nearer Friday)
Very relaxed at both ends, Wait in the queue, have a sandwich lunch and tea in the van and be guided in by ...
... was really good and didn't demand to go on the rides so I let him go on a couple. He didn't look that impressed when he was on them but he said they were brilliant so he enjoyed himself. There was a little pony and trap there that he could have gone on but he said he didn't like horses, which is fair enough. They're not for everyone. We walked towards the castle and found my sister's perfect shop. It sold buttons and ribbons and other nive things so Edward and ...
I arrived just at the wrong time to this hostel as it was the Great North Run. Although very busy, the staff were very welcoming and took an interest in my trip. Would definitely stay again.
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