The Prestige Hotel
Travel Blogs from South Shields
... barnyard. Rob said it was “gamey” and that is often the case with game - much like you can taste the sea in seafood, you can taste the area where the bird has wandered, and ate. So…sheep pastures? I did like it, although it took some getting used to, and with the sauces and jelly that accompanied the birds it was a new and exciting flavor for me to enjoy.
We ate in the hotel restaurant, and we felt considerably ...
... 6 apiece). Dinner, too, was expensive. We were greeted at a window seat with a €50 wine bottle conveniently placed on our table. Thanks, but we'll have a slightly more modest bottle. The food and service was super, albeit a bit slow but we are on holiday and going nowhere fast - 19 knots apparently. Overall we were most impressed with the boat, cabin, shop, entertainment etc. and not too busy... Mileage: ...
... shots taken through holes!
Now to Seaham to see big Tommy. Apparently he was a travelling exhibition but the people of Seaham liked him so much that they raised the 70,000 pounds to buy him and keep him here permanently. Worth every penny.
Finally a pub on the way home - had a couple of Tetley's, not the the tea variety. Did enjoy them and the company - Mary, Marie and Bill.
Tomorrow we head for Ayr on the Scottish coast ...
... and the walk became more remote. A lot of walking directly through farmers fields amongst the sheep and cows. This required using stiles in order to keep the livestock in their fields (who knew?) The first stiles we encountered were adorable. We took photos, videos, etc - something new and exciting for our walk. There were different types of stiles: - the spring loaded push your way to get in, move to the side, let the gate close, then get out type of stile - the grab the tall ...
... br> Although it rained a bit overnight and threatened a bit today it was basically dry although the wind was fierce and forced me into my coat for a significant proportion of the day. These a photo of a mushy bit of the HWP so you can imagine what it would be like if it really got wet. Additionally there's my 'arch enemy' the wet pea field but fortunately I walked around not through this one.
I'm here and online so I'll publish this then try and check in with Lee prior to home work ...
Other places to stay in South Shields
River Drive, Littlehaven, South Shields | Hotelfrom $131
2 Hobsons Way, South Shields | Hotelfrom $97
Sea Road, South Shields | 3 star hotelfrom $122
5 Westoe Village, South Shields | 2 star hotelfrom $86
21 Westoe Road, South Shields | Hotelfrom $90
Barrington Street, South Shields | 3 star hotelfrom $68