Travel Blogs from Saltburn-by-the-Sea
It has been a wet old day from start to finish which we think is the first time that has happened during our entire trip! Not bad eh! We left our pretty little valley camp site and headed down to Carlisle. On the way we stopped off at Lockerbie which was the unfortunate site of a plane crash in 1988 after it was blown up by Libyan forces. There was a memorial to those lost that day, in the Remembrance Garden next to the church but just as we ...
Travelled to my ancestral town of Bishop Auckland and found the public cemetery. Spent an hour looking for Teasdales or Wilkinsons but had no luck. As far as cemeteries go we found the burials were in no real order with plenty of space between the bodies. Bishop Auckland is a market town in demise. Many shops have closed and the market square had a couple of vans selling fruit & veg and meat. ...
Car packed we depart York and are soon on the highway. After turning off the A64 we drive past the Hole of Horcum and decide not to go into Goathland (where Heartbeat is filmed) as we had seen it on our last UK trip and conned out of £2 but that's another story. We arrived at Whitby and approached a bridge which sort of had a red light not quite facing oncoming traffic so I decide to drive across the bridge. Half way across the bridge the driver of the approaching 4 ...
... drop Michael in Pickering & this time I can't even be bothered to say goodbye so I don't. A quick coffee just outside of the town and then we're off back to Norwich. The rain has arrived and at times is quite heavy though it is still quite warm. Chris is driving today.
Have let Ailsa know that the washing was done and on the line which by now will more than likely be soaking wet. Not the most sensible idea.
... hold up your badminton net for you just felt so...well... Durham.
On Thursday we also enjoyed a visit to Durham's Oriental Museum, which contains a really nice collection of artifacts from across Asia. From Egypt to India, Japan to Borneo the museum has an extremely well presented set of artifacts. While a small museum it definitely punches above its weight in terms of presentation, professionalism and information. There are also different fun costumes you can ...
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- Free parking