Bannatyne Hotel Durham
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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 ...
... here is surpassed even by Fortitude Valley.
However Quayside is very impressive especially The Millennium Bridge which moves up at certain times during the day. An engineering wonder! Took a look at the Baltic (Museum of Contemporary Art) and the Sage (Music Hall) before collecting Andrew's car and driving to Blanchland through the Pennines - what a barren area it is on the higher parts - can just imagine it snow covered in winter. Our lunch venue was ...
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 ...
... St Michael and All Angels, built they believe on an 8th Century Viking site), Linton Falls and a variety of walks around.
As we had had our eyes tested in Eastbourne and both need new glasses we managed to order them in Skipton but arranged to have them delivered in Newcastle. This means we have to be in the area for a week or so. As it is about 40 years since we last visited Whitby we decided to make that our next stop. The town centre itself has changed ...
Thursday was a day of travelling. Our flight from Dublin back to Birmingham was about an hour late so we did not arrive back to England until 1.30pm and by the time we picked up the car from the airport carpark we did not hit the road to our next destination until well after 2.30pm. Immigration and customs was pretty much non existent both leaving and returning to Birmingham. We did not get our passport checked or stamped when ...