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In every Han for himself I had the
advantage of being on a plane to Beijing with a plateful -ok a spoonful of caviar in front of me, not to mention a harem of happy Dutch flight attendants intent on stuffing me to bursting point with stroopwaffels. This time I have a National Express.
It's interesting how as a teenager you flock to Amsterdam, by 30 it's Eindhoven,
From York, we took a Cook's tour (James Cook lived in Whitby and served his apprenticeship in Whitby) to Whitby. We loved Whitby so we parked the car for the day and walked to the Abbey, along the river, to the fish and chip shop (Bradley's - almost as good as Barts)and to the beach. After this we headed west and North to Newcastle. We are actually 10 ml west of Newcastle.
Our accommodation is a refurb of an 1878 built stables for a local doctor's house. Very roomy.
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 ...
... It only remains to organise our storage more efficiently and test the awning which we have not done so far because of the strong winds or rain.
We moved on to Craster on the Northumberland Coast which is famous for its kippers. We decided not to buy any but we did stand outside the smokery for a few minutes to smell them - a wonderful aroma but we did not want it hanging around in Astrid for days.
The campsite is a mile from the the village and ...
... afternoon and evening ended with a couple of two pound pints, a man comparing me to Kylie Minogue in the 80s, some Mexico games and about ten stag dos and hens nights. We also discovered the Newcastle Races had been on and that is why everyone was so beautifully dressed (thanks to Nic for ur detective work) I would have liked to explore this place for longer. In total we only got a couple of days. We Missed the angel of the north and the seaside. Tomorrow afternoon we travel to ...