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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.
... but also probably for customs and taxation checkpoints. It is 73 miles long (120 km). Walkers of Hadrian’s Wall start or end here in Newcastle. (In 2009 I walked some portions of it, up and down and up and down – challenging for me, but beautiful countryside.)
A "New Castle" was built in 1080 by the son of William the Conqueror on the site of an old Roman fort; and the still-standing Castle Keep was ...
... country homes.
One day we boarded a boat to cruise the Farne Islands to view the seals with their new pups. Another day we taxied over the causeway (attentive to the tide schedule) to Lindisfarne or Holy Island. There’s a town, a castle, a ruined priory, an old church and a winery that makes mead.
It was a great bunch of women. One of them might come to North Wales for a few days when I'm there in January.
... station, and I was happy to arrive.
Berwick (say bear’-ik) boasts the only full circuit of town walls in England. In spite of the rain bucketing down, I walked some of them on the first day. Unfortunately, the museum at the historic Barracks was closed for the season.
Next day I had time before my bus to Bamburgh to go on a guided walking tour of this old town, and it turned out to be a private tour with ...
... 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.