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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 ...
... a jar with some unusual buttons and had a chat to the owner before carrying on round to the castle. On the way there is a statue of Harry Hotspur, one of the Percy descents who own the castle. He's in full armour holding a sword aloft which is quite impressive but I couldn't get a picture of edward with it as he said it looked like a pig holding a lolly pop (!?!) Not sure what he was seeing but maybe the funfair rides has scrambed his brain. He wasn't too impressed by ...
... it, even though it's pretty standard and she explained she had used a number of different taps in her lifetime. We all had soup and bread for tea and edward told me I was a "surprisingly good cook" (it takes skillz to heat up tinned soup!). We then settled down and watched some tv before going to bed at 9pm as we were all exhausted. There is a beer and food festival on in Alnwick this weekend so we will check that out Sunday and maybe visit the Harry Potter castle (Alnwick ...
We managed to get to Newcastle in good time after a reasonably late start. Mandy came to visit and we popped to the Skiff pub close by to have a drink and a catch up. Lovely to see her but not a lot to catch up on really. David and Caitlin arrived around 6pm so ...
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