The White Swan Hotel, Alnwick
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Set off at a good time today. Only had 11kms to do. Up hill but a fairly good climb over fields so easy on the feet. Reached the half way mark and highest point of our walk which is exciting. Weather fantastic. Broke out the sun tan lotion. Scenery stunning. Could just see the ocean on the horizon from on top of the highest point. Still along way to go. We ...
Glad to leave Hoolets Nest today. We are all covered in dog hair feeling filthy. The lady was very nice and had a kind heart but the place was dirty and stunk of dogs plus dog hairs everywhere. I suppose at least the sheets were clean. She took us into Jedburgh for a look around. Another derelict abbey quite magnificent and a look around Queen Mary's House. We set off from Jedburgh at 11am arriving Morebattle thankfully at 3 pm. A lovely walk again ...
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 ...
... from a new supermarket and more houses but the number of tourists has increased dramatically, not helped by the fact that we arrived in time for the Bank Holiday weekend. The starkly imposing Abbey ruins and St Mary the Virgin church are perched on the top of the cliffs, reached by 199 steps. Quite a climb but worth it for the view. The area around the Abbey is now managed by English Heritage. We were very surprised and disappointed that in order to stop people ...