This last week, we had a few days away, staying in Berwick-upon-Tweed. The original focus of the holiday had been to visit Bamburgh Castle after hearing about the recent finding of Viking remains and artefacts there. However, this turned out to be something of a letdown, whereas all the unplanned stuff gave us far more joy.
On the way up to Berwick, my daughter was able to get a shot of Angel of the North, which I think looks much better from the A1 than if you get out of the car and get up close, as we used to do with our students on day trips in the region.
The youth hostel in Berwick was also well-placed. It’s a few years since I’ve been able to roll out of bed and walk to a shop (that wasn’t Tesco Express). So, I took advantage of the location to stock up on contact lens solutions and such.
It was also generally pleasurable to look at different architecture
and I was over-the-moon to discover
on my wanderings. Jennie turned out to be most helpful and I felt I learned quite a few useful tips about spinning and wool fleeces. I couldn’t then resist buying some fleece tops to try, especially as Jennie had been so generous with her time.
The other high point of the holiday was going to St Abb’s Head, just up the coast into the Scottish Borders. Whenever I’m by the sea, I am hopeful of collecting a bag of seaweed, so was pleased to be able to find a spot, as we walked along the cliff top,
where I could access the rocky beach for strands of various types of seaweed which had washed up there.