Jesmond Park Hotel
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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 ...
... the Romans' building ability and especially their underfloor heating and drainage. We visited Housesteads this morning where we actually walked on Hadrian's wall. The highlight of this visit was however, spotting a badger out of his burrow and we have a photo to prove it. Apparently badgers are nocturnal so we were very lucky. Down the road a bit we visited another Roman fort but this one was pre Hadrian and still an active archaeological site. Vindolanda's claim to fame is ...
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 ...
... parking limited in most towns and villages, but for walkers it is a wonderful area.
We hoped to take a boat trip out to the Farne Islands to 2 RSPB sites however so far the weather has not been suitable
Back to the difference between camping here and in Australia. We know that Oz is meant to be a classless society and visiting sites here in the UK does highlight that difference. The Caravan Club site presents a middle class image, with rules, ...
... desserts, scones, various hot and cold beverages, tablecloths, silver and china! The exhibit was amazing. I purchased several resources for the classroom. I met several other secondary science teachers during the teacher tea and we shared ideas about common issues on education. My sister will be meeting me, after she gets off work and we will head home for ...