Travelodge Newcastle Seaton Burn
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Money and other constraints mean I can't go further south but the original plan was to cross into Mauritania, Senegal, Mali and to a fascinatingly post (hopefully!) ebolared Liberia.
Unusually for me I'm quite apprehensive. Maybe it's because it's a longer journey or perhaps I, like my big yellow friend at home who is now the proud dad to a litter of Lurcher pups have grown up.
I got issued ...
... the waterfront at North Shields before meeting Andrew and Vicky for a fantastic lunch. Tom finally had his Yorkshire Pudding! Andrew and Vicky set off for London (5-6 hrs driving) having convinced Tom and me that we should drive to South Shields and Marsden Grotto. We weren't disappointed. The coastline is particularly interesting here.
Armed with google maps we found the A69 home in time to pack ready for an early departure tomorrow for the Lake District.
We leave Woodbridge and head to the coast visiting a couple of little towns along the way, Pretty scary roads but beautiful countryside. We make our way north and end up in Sunderland for the night which is on the coast. It raining and almost blizzard conditions when we arrive and very difficult to find accommodation, Eventually we get some and then rooms had to change because wifi wouldn't work, Enjoyed some nice fish and chips int he new ...
... enjoyed it. P & C are really patient with our comings and goings and uncomplainingly store our excess clothes for which we are very grateful!
From Essex we moved down to Eastbourne for Dentist, Optician etc and then with a mix of excitement and trepidation we went to collect our new home, Astrid, our Elddis 135 Motorhome. She is called Astrid because it is an anagram of Tardis, and we hope she has similar properties in terms of providing more space ...
... this is just the tip of the iceberg. Our host Caroline has a degree in zoology and has her own personal zoo in the back garden. As the settlement is on a major road, there is a cafe at the front that includes views of llamas, ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, marmoset monkeys, African parrots, golden pheasants and doves. The property goes way back and plays host to numerous other beasties we'll get to later. The Llama Karma Guest House offers ...