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It has been a wet old day from start to finish which we think is the first time that has happened during our entire trip! Not bad eh! We left our pretty little valley camp site and headed down to Carlisle. On the way we stopped off at Lockerbie which was the unfortunate site of a plane crash in 1988 after it was blown up by Libyan forces. There was a memorial to those lost that day, in the Remembrance Garden next to the church but just as we ...
... from Scotland. Before that the castle belonged to Richard Neville, the Kingmaker. His daughter, Anne Neville, married Richard bringing the castle with her. He did the job well and eventually became King Richard III.
We continue Northwest. The mountains are not as high and the countryside is wilder. The forests appear to be managed and in fact we see areas that have recently been logged. The tops of the fells ...
Travelled to my ancestral town of Bishop Auckland and found the public cemetery. Spent an hour looking for Teasdales or Wilkinsons but had no luck. As far as cemeteries go we found the burials were in no real order with plenty of space between the bodies. Bishop Auckland is a market town in demise. Many shops have closed and the market square had a couple of vans selling fruit & veg and meat. ...
Victoria works at the commonwealth games so this morning she got me like a visitors pass and I got to go into the village! It's so cool In there! They have like a big food hall where they get all their meals and a big like party tent with music pumping all the time to unwind! So that was a really cool thing to see! After my little tour Victoria had to do some work so I ...
... in! Amy, Nathan and I amused ourselves dressing up as ancient Chinese warriors, while Sharena laughed and took our picture.
It was then time to introduce the Nathans to a Durham institution. While a member of staff would say that the heart of Durham is it's ancient castle, or perhaps the Norman Cathedral, students know better. The true beating heart of Durham is Krispy Kreme - where brave men and women work tirelessly to keep the students of this great ...
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