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... journey, taking in countries I've meant to eat erm
I mean travel but haven't yet got around to plus a whole clutch of bucket list attractions.
Abu Dhabi/Dubai (The fastest Rollercoaster in the world, gold leaf camel burgers etc)
Brasov (Dracula, Libearty)
Naples (Pompeii, Mount Etna, real pizza)
... We did visit a castle. Aydon Castle which had been lived in until the 1960s. Seems the Scots attacked a couple of times. The Romans were intimidated by the Scots (barbarians) also???
Andrew and Vicky leave from London tomorrow so we are looking forward to spending some more time with them in Newcastle.
Meanwhile Tom and I spent the day being ruined by Romans. I believe we now have a handle on the layout of a Roman fort and surrounding village. We are still in ...
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 ...
... Abbey ruins from outside (for free) they have built a high wall around which in places almost touches the ruins. It certainly reduces the impact of the site and we were glad that we had seen it in the 'old days' pre-wall when it was much more atmospheric. I appreciate the need to manage and protect historic sites but babies and bathwater came to mind in this instance! Jim did manage a photograph with his combination of height and long arms.
Many of the shops ...
... most powerful English peer of his age, with political connections that went beyond the country's borders. He was one of the Yorkist leaders in the War of the Roses and instrumental in the deposition of two kings, a fact which later earned him the name of “Kingmaker”.
We had only planned to spend a short time at the castle before moving on to visit a National Trust home however when we arrived, we found out that ...