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With only a week to go I thought I'd try out our first blog entry! Just a boring entry about preparation. Anyway to ensure we can be self sufficient for at least 48 hours, as in the fridge, lights and water pump keep running without electric hookup. I replaced our faulty 105ah leisure battery with a larger 125ah one. After all no one should have warm beer on holiday.
... When the wall was first built it only had small secure guard posts and watch towers. Places like vindolanda and Corbridge were built to defend important sites such as cross roads or river crossings away from the wall. Very quickly they decided that the wall needed it's own forts and Corbridge was converted to a supply depot. The grain stores ...
On to two Roman forts, vindolanda, just off Hadrian's wall, and housesteads, actually on the wall. Vindolanda is a wonderful site of a classic Roman fort with an adjoining civilian settlement. There is also an exceptionally good museum. Excavations continue at two locations at the site, one in the fort and one in the village. Just a few miles away and up on the wall itself is housesteads, another classical Roman fort, ie the same layout as vindolanda, built as one of the main wall ...
Full English breakfast; bacon, sausage, egg, beans, fried bread, hash browns, tomato, mushroom, toast ...... With this and a huge fish and chips last night I think my low-fat diet has gone out the window! Then a walk down the hill after breakfast into the village of robin hoods bay, and out onto the bay as the tide was out. Lots of fun rocks and pools and seaweedy stuff. Kids would love it and there was a school party of primary school kids doing just that. Then an easy drive up ...
... it from our room. Quite a pleasant walk, gradient not too steep. Cost to get in, so we didn't. Built 657ad, destroyed 1547 byHenry VII so been a ruin a very long time. There was another church below the abbey, obviously old but has had skylight type windows added, looked most out of character and spoiled the look of the church totally. Didn't go in. Headed back down the hill and went for a walk out to the end of the pier. then returned to the town and got some fish ...