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Dave may have been underwhelmed by the fort Segedunum, but what makes the few remaining visible ruins so extraordinary is the surrounding industrial landscape, especially the shipyards. It's a wonder anything survived the intervening 1500 years at all!
Having been disconcerted by the lovely blue skies and warm day when we arrived, today has been overcast and drizzly. A true monochrome English day which has restored our faith in the English weather...
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 ...
I always knew we would be tired after the long drive up but we were all exhausted today. I got up at 8.30am and passing the other bedroom my sister was snoring her head off. I started breakfast of bacon and eggs and nearly had a heart attack when Edward sneaked up on me and tapped me on the shoulder. Emma was woken up by the smell of bacon and luckily was just heading down the stairs when the smoke alarm went off. According to Edward emma also sets off the smoke alarm ...
... for the angel of the north and emma said "can you see the angel of the north from the road?". At that very second we turned a corner and it was looming over me. Of which my response was "yes it's just there". It is rather big and can't be missed so much laughter was had all round. Also as we passed Newcastle we were treated to the delights of PJ and Duncan singing let's get ready to rhumble which was pretty good timing as we got to wreck to mic in the home of ...
... over to TGI Fridays close by also. Omg, it was so good to see David after all these years. What an amazing man. Totally loved by me and my kids. A long day driving to London tomorrow. Starting to wish I'd organised to drop the car off here and train to ...
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