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As dusk descends, the promised monsoon rains have not quite materialised but it is cold and very windy. It's good to know we will in hot and sunny climes quite soon.
Luggage is nearly packed. Judith has been scouring the shops for suitable light clothing and we have vast quantities of medical items including insect repellents and malaria tablets.
No room for the cricket bat I'm afraid.
... 8220;, einer nur noch teilweise erhaltenen Abtei und eines Klosters direkt am Meer gelegen, ging es weiter. Es war sehr windig, jedoch zum Fotografieren ein ganz besonders ideales und warmes Licht. Der Ausflug endete mit einem Spaziergang auf den „Gateshead Kais“ mit dem modernen Konzerthaus „The Sage Gateshead“ und der „Gateshead Millennium Bridge“.
Am Montag ermöglichten mir meine englischen Gastgeber eine ...
... but also probably for customs and taxation checkpoints. It is 73 miles long (120 km). Walkers of Hadrian’s Wall start or end here in Newcastle. (In 2009 I walked some portions of it, up and down and up and down – challenging for me, but beautiful countryside.)
A "New Castle" was built in 1080 by the son of William the Conqueror on the site of an old Roman fort; and the still-standing Castle Keep was ...
... the garden with 3 foot high Fat Hen ( a hideous weed, not a very scary fowl), digging up huge rocks and trying to negotiate to get the gravel put down down on the paths and around the planting - an ongoing battle). However, we did make some progress.
Having arrived home a week ago I found myself doing all sorts of things to continue to avoid addressing the things I really needed to do to get myself organised - dinner parties ( thanks Judy ...
... today was possibly the coldest so far, no rain, sun out but a dare say it didn't get over 6 degrees. Today we explored the city, it's not as well preserved with old fortifications like York but we did see the old gate tower that was the entrance to the old city but other then that there wasn't too much. Most of the buildings date back a hundred years or so and look amazing but nothing much older.
Day 155: Finally arrived in Scotland.