Best Western The Sea Hotel
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Money and other constraints mean I can't go further south but the original plan was to cross into Mauritania, Senegal, Mali and to a fascinatingly post (hopefully!) ebolared Liberia.
Unusually for me I'm quite apprehensive. Maybe it's because it's a longer journey or perhaps I, like my big yellow friend at home who is now the proud dad to a litter of Lurcher pups have grown up.
I got issued ...
... had a diet of beautiful villages, green fields, rolling hills and some heather (minus snow now) on the higher parts. What a difference sunshine makes.
We are well placed here to explore Hadrian's wall. Today we walked around the impressive Roman ruins at Corbridge and Chester and we did see some of the wall though we had to look hard! We topped off the day with an Aldi grocery shop (!!!) and a walk from our village of Wylam to George Stephenson's cottage. Oh and I ...
We leave Woodbridge and head to the coast visiting a couple of little towns along the way, Pretty scary roads but beautiful countryside. We make our way north and end up in Sunderland for the night which is on the coast. It raining and almost blizzard conditions when we arrive and very difficult to find accommodation, Eventually we get some and then rooms had to change because wifi wouldn't work, Enjoyed some nice fish and chips int he new ...
... It only remains to organise our storage more efficiently and test the awning which we have not done so far because of the strong winds or rain.
We moved on to Craster on the Northumberland Coast which is famous for its kippers. We decided not to buy any but we did stand outside the smokery for a few minutes to smell them - a wonderful aroma but we did not want it hanging around in Astrid for days.
The campsite is a mile from the the village and ...
... and we had a good laugh over things that had happened recently. After we left them to get their train back home we had a look at the map and decided heading east looked more attractive weather wise. So off we headed to Darlington in Durham. There was a Britstop in the area called the Foresters Arms which described itself as a very friendly local pub. We had heard that before and it hadn't quite lived up to its billing, however this time all ...