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With only a week to go I thought I'd try out our first blog entry! Just a boring entry about preparation. Anyway to ensure we can be self sufficient for at least 48 hours, as in the fridge, lights and water pump keep running without electric hookup. I replaced our faulty 105ah leisure battery with a larger 125ah one. After all no one should have warm beer on holiday.
... When the wall was first built it only had small secure guard posts and watch towers. Places like vindolanda and Corbridge were built to defend important sites such as cross roads or river crossings away from the wall. Very quickly they decided that the wall needed it's own forts and Corbridge was converted to a supply depot. The grain stores ...
On to two Roman forts, vindolanda, just off Hadrian's wall, and housesteads, actually on the wall. Vindolanda is a wonderful site of a classic Roman fort with an adjoining civilian settlement. There is also an exceptionally good museum. Excavations continue at two locations at the site, one in the fort and one in the village. Just a few miles away and up on the wall itself is housesteads, another classical Roman fort, ie the same layout as vindolanda, built as one of the main wall ...
... the stone ceiling ribs, from which the gothic pointed arches developed. It's a huge building, and very, very solid; the central pillars have a 6.6 metre circumference. For me, it doesn't have the soaring elegance of the thinner pillared later buildings, it seems very heavyweight, even brutal. It is the resting place for the remains of St. Cuthbert, one of the founders of English Christianity, and also the Venerable Bede, a monk who wrote the first history of England in about 700 ...
... from the Magpie. Sat and ate them on the riverbank. Actually I was disappointed. Fish nice enough but greasy. Thought our local in Halswell does better. Anyway, will have kept Judith happy! Decided an ice cream would be just the finish to the meal. On the way to get that found a shop. With half price bags so we bought one of those. Should be right now to get home. Walked round the block so we could get that ice cream and then headed back up to the b&b. Weather ...