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In every Han for himself I had the
advantage of being on a plane to Beijing with a plateful -ok a spoonful of caviar in front of me, not to mention a harem of happy Dutch flight attendants intent on stuffing me to bursting point with stroopwaffels. This time I have a National Express.
It's interesting how as a teenager you flock to Amsterdam, by 30 it's Eindhoven,
... 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 ...
... 11th Century but much of what you see today was built by the Victorian industrialist William Armstrong and the Armstrong family still own it and live there today. The walk from the camp site into Bamburgh crosses a golf course, rounds the headland, and provides excellent view of the Castle and the Farne Islands but luckily we managed to catch one of the rarely spotted buses back as walking both ways would have a little too far!
We have just had a call to ...
... away. I soon realised this was a big mistake as the minute I sat down the heavens opened and down came the rain in buckets once again. Lunch eaten and rainsuit on once again I head onwards for the final few miles to the port. Here I was expecting the usual 50 or so cars to be checking in for the ferry but to my surprise the place was totally empty and free of cars. T rode right up to check-in and got my ticket and was signalled to proceed straight into customs. After ...