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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.
... Fort, eine Rekonstruktion aus neuerer Zeit. Die einzelnen Felder wurden auf Tafeln – teilweise in Deutsch – gut erklärt. Ein Gang durch das sehr modern gestaltete Museum beendete unseren Besuch dieser historischen Stätte.
Als nächsten Anlaufpunkt am „Hadrian’s Wall“ wählten wir „Cawfields Quarry“. Ein kleiner See – Vorsicht, sehr tief – eingebettet in eine wunderschöne Umgebung und felsengesäumte Landschaft ...
... for an hour in the old City Pool.
Newcastle has a long history. It has some remnants of old town walls, a few 17th century buildings, a Castle Keep and an elegant, curved street of 19th century town homes. It’s a university town and very lively with young people, especially at night. There are lots of monuments, busts and plaques commemorating local heros; a large indoor market ...
... 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.
... theater with not one or two, but six different movies. I had been dreading the fifteen hour ferry ride, but now it didn't seem as if it would be so bad after all.
Just to let me know that Murphy hadn't given up on me, though, when I got to my room, the key did not work. So, off to find someone to help me I went. It turned out that the person who had checked me in made a mistake and assigned me to a room that was already taken by someone ...