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Disaster on Hadrian's Wall - Astrid 'shot' and duck taped! 2 - 11 June 2015
There is not a lot to report since the last blog as we have continued to meander around the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway area but there is one incident that occurred that we hope will not be repeated.
After meeting up with Susan (Jim's sister), Ashley and Richard in Newcastle we travelled along the Military Road adjacent to Hadrian's Wall. Although still cold it was sunny and pleasant. ...
... mainland Scotland,
The Mull of Galloway. This lighthouse was built in 1830 by Robert Stevenson and
stands 99 metres above sea level. The tower was closed so I walked around the
outside, down to the fog horn. The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of
Birds) have 2 camera on the cliff face here, recording the many seabirds nesting
in the area. A true balancing act for some!
... diagonally left to try and rectify it. It was exhausting fighting the wind the whole time. Every now and then it would get behind you and push you along but that hindered me as I lost my footing coming down a steep section to almost save it and get blown off balance to roll my ankle and take a tumble! Despite the challenge of the wind the scenery was fabulous, we finally began to venture inland, the winds were still prominent but nowhere as harsh. As the day went on the ...
Then on Monday we will strike off as many items as we can from the to-do lists, and that will be pretty much how we will spend next week, interspersed with meeting up with friends and family.
We have yet to receive confirmation of our sailing from the shipping line, but right now we expect to leave Dublin on 31st July, stopping with Liam's daughter, Andrea and family in ...
... the evening was elegant and showed off the bride and groom beautifully, leaving time for them to mingle with guests.. as well as lots of time for the 3 bands that had been engaged to entertain.. and Lisa and Caroline to get ample time to shake things up on the dance floor.
As the batteries in my camera died at a most inopportune moment, (i.e., on the bus ride on the way to the wedding), my ...