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I'm not sure what it is that compels me to travel, but "compels" seems to be the right word for it: something seemingly outside my very self drives, pushes, makes necessary. When I first went abroad, at the numerical age of twenty but the life experience age of far younger, I felt the urge to see new things, to experience everything this world has to offer. This seemed as necessary to me as breathing, and utterly confusing to an impressionable young woman. ...
Today we drove through more scenic countryside, on our way to Hexham, stopping of course for the photos at the border of Scotland and England. Near Hexham we visited part of the famous and very historic Hadrian's Wall, where there are still enough ruins to see where the various parts of a fort were. As the Romans were building the 73 mile long wall they also built places where the soldiers stayed and forts. Hexham ...
This morning we left London ready to explore the English motorways.Jude excelled at reading maps and me less so at driving, it really has been a long time since I have driven a manual car, plenty of jerky entrances to roundabouts and intersections. Our little Vauxhall Mokka was great, diesel and did an average of 67MPG, parking sensors front and rear, very handy and just enough ...
... our fifth and final peak of the day - when the path which had been so clear all day (which was part of our pleasure) suddenly disappeared, and there we were floundering wondering where on earth to go, cold and wet! We had teamed up with the Melbourne quartet by chance from a few hours before, so the 6 of us were in this quandary together. Finally, after mountain goat clambering, we found on the other side of these rocks a perfectly normal path leading away.....if only they had put ...
... cases jammed in 'em. They were asking for co-operation for people to place smaller bags at their feet so we don't incur a delay when we might have to offload some hand luggage into the hold to free up some room. Thankfully we didn't have to do that, but still.
Right, so bags are unpacked, washing is in, and I have a cuppa in my hand. I'm still covered in bites, but I had a fantastic couple of weeks! When's the next adventure? ;) ...
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