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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.
Nun hieß es bald wieder Abschied nehmen. Die englischen Gastgeber und Partnerschaftskomiteemitglieder brachten uns zum Flughafen nach Newcastle. Mit herzlichen Worten des Dankes verabschiedeten wir uns. Bald hob unser Flugzeug der KLM ab und brachte uns wohlbehalten über Amsterdam nach Stuttgart zurück.
Ganz wundervolle, interessante und beeindruckende Tage lagen hinter mir. Ich denke, es war nicht mein letzter Besuch in ...
... the same footprint in 1178, some of the finest Norman architecture in Britain.
It’s a City of Bridges. Of the 10 bridges across the River Tyne between Newcastle and Gateshead, seven can be seen from the roof of the Castle Keep. The Swing Bridge (1876) turns 90 degrees to allow ships to pass on either side. The pedestrians-only Gateshead Millennium Bridge (2001) tilts to allow boats to pass under it. The High ...
... 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.
... van is big enough particularly as there are many very small roads in the welsh valleys to negotiate. We have fitted out the van from Asda which is scarily cheap ; 15 pounds for a duvet ,pillow and mattress protector and 3pounds for a duvet cover and pillow case And a kettle for 5pounds. So we just need to find some old second bikes and we are sorted. We are spending our first night in the campervan tomorrow in Scotland. Can't ...