Park Head Country Hotel and Restaurant
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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 ...
... town reflect the literary connections with the strange and supernatural so have names such as 'Incantations', and 'Ancient Magicians', and if you wish you can buy chocolate coffins or Dracula's teeth! This all contrasts with the brightly painted beach huts which stretch along the promenade, and the donkeys which still plod miserably along the beach with children on their back. Almost everyone walking by was eating fish and chips in boxes. It presents a traditional ...
... of Morris Dancers were visiting in a couple of hours, putting on a Morris Dancing display. We had been keen on seeing Morris Dancing for quite sometime however our plans never worked out so we were not going to miss this opportunity. In the end there ended up being four separate Morris groups that attended and put on a display. Nathan thinks being a Morris man is something he could take to as it reminded him of his rugby days and their ...