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... 40 it's Llandudno and by 50 it's the horrors of The Chelsea Flower Show (spare me please) A bit has changed since Every Han. I'm in a relationship now and a graduate. Two years of student loans and full time nightshift work means moneywise I'm better than before, despite having spent literally thousands this year.
In Every Han I experienced one of the coldest cities on earth, this time I'm eating my way through one of the hottest (not Eindhoven!)
It's going to be a bit of ...
... the waterfront at North Shields before meeting Andrew and Vicky for a fantastic lunch. Tom finally had his Yorkshire Pudding! Andrew and Vicky set off for London (5-6 hrs driving) having convinced Tom and me that we should drive to South Shields and Marsden Grotto. We weren't disappointed. The coastline is particularly interesting here.
Armed with google maps we found the A69 home in time to pack ready for an early departure tomorrow for the Lake District.
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 ...
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Our present site is on Budle Bay, approximately 3 miles from Bamburgh Castle which is built on a dolerite outcrop overlooking the sea and across to the Farne Islands. The Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country and archaelogical evidence shows that the crag provided a natural fortress for the Iron Age Votadini tribe in about 800 BC but it was first mentioned in the 6th Century. The Normans built a new castle on site early ...
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 ...