I'm back. :-)
We got home yesterday from a week away up north. We stayed in a beautiful bungalow in Frosterley, Weardale with our good friends from Holland. Having had our youngest daughter's wedding in June we missed going away in the summer so this was a well earned break. We have travelled over 800 miles on roads that all look very much the same. Miles of nothing but hills, stone walls, heather, sheep and grouse. Fabulous! The scenery was amazing with miles and miles between each small cluster of houses. We have looked in antique shops and gift shops, shopped in little co-ops and coffeed in many cafes. Bliss. We have laughed til we cried, eaten til we were full and I've walked til I was ready to drop. My batteries are now recharged ready for my new daily challenges.
One of the many tea shops we found on our travels.
We visted Durham walking along it's cobbled streets looking in it's many little shops and visited Durham cathedral with its huge door knocker.
We walked round Woodhorn colliery showing the life of a 13year old boy working in a coal mine and listened to the giggles of the school children at the pit shower at the mine head.
We walked through a woodland walk to get to the really impressive High Force waterfall. The power of the water was almost deafening and the water was dark yellow from passing through the peaty soil.
We sat drinking coffee and watching life go by near the blinking eye bridge in Newcastle.
We travelled east to the coast and enjoyed the beach at Newbiggin on sea.
And after a wonderful week what better could we have in front of us for miles on our journey home? The rainbow was just stunning.