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Travel Blogs from Ingleby Cross
... for our trip to Russia this July. The amount of bureaucratic red tape needed to travel to the country is already considerable (and expensive), and international confrontation between our governments could make it even harder. Nathan and I have instead decided to travel to Greece for the summer, exploring Athens and then island hopping in one of Greece's many chains of islands.
Spring is in the air here in Durham. The weather station is calling it ...
... translated to the right side of the altar. The crypt of the present parish church remains a focus for veneration of Cedd. Hisbrother St. Chad took his place as abbot.
Today, when you enter the church, you see a steep set of stairs leading to a Saxon Crypt.
It was fascinating to walk around the lower level and think of how steeped it was in history. What's so great is it is still used today.
... The story goes that Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles were visiting Durham and having dinner in the Castle's Great Hall. The head chef had an appointment to catch, but unfortunately Charles was taking forever to finish his meal. The chef politely asked Prince Charles to hurry it up, which the Queen found so funny that she bestowed upon him a title (not a knighthood but close).
The tour was given by a Durham history student, who kept things lively with ...
... We encountered a herd of sheep on the hills and they were quite curious about us as we passed.
At one spot we needed to ford a stream which poured over the path but we made it to the other side without getting our footgear too wet. Everything was very pleasant and we were making good progress when all of a sudden, I glanced to my right and noticed a huge, menacing black cloud. You could see ...
... is difficult to comprehend. I sometimes wonder just how people manage this. Then I remind myself that so many people travel, and of course they must become homesick and miss loved ones. But I guess the 'buzz' of travelling must do something to alleviate this. It's been quite an emotional week this week. Macey dog (a beautiful Chocolate Labrador) who has been a massive part of my life for the past seven years suddenly died. In truth I've never appreciated how an animal can ...
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