We have been on a road trip ‘up North’; to the North-East of England, a part of the country we had not been before. We had a really lovely time, lots to do and see there, lovely weather (we were lucky!) and of course, lots of scavenger hunt finds!
Garden gnome. Does this gargoyle outside Bletchley Park House count? It’s a ‘posh’ garden gnome! We visited Bletchley Park on our way up north. It is where the secret code breakers worked in WW2 and where they broke the code for the German ‘Enigma’ machine. We took a guided tour and were fascinated! We may well go back there as there is so much to see.
I told you I would probably take a few of these! The first two are in Whitley Bay. The third in Durham, and the fourth and fifth on Lindesfarne in a little tea garden.
Sign in a foreign language
This was in an exhibition of Japanese film posters near Durham cathedral.
Urban street scene
The streets in the centre of Durham are narrow and filled with cafes, restaurants and interesting shops!
Bird on a wire
A swallow perched on a wire spotted at Beamish Museum. We do have a better one, but it is on Maurice’s camera. I noticed loads of birds on wires as we rode around the countryside. I got Maurice to stop and take a picture when I noticed a whole host of birds on wires!
This is Teesdale, near the small town of Barnard Castle. The countryside is very pretty around there, very green! Lots of sheep and cattle, but hardly any grains or cereals grown as there is down here.
Bus with a picture on it’s side
Here’s a Durham bus with the Angel of the North painted on it’s side. We did visit the Angel of the North, but more of that later.
Group of Tourists
We took a guided tour of Durham castle. Here we are trooping in!
Here’s the bakery in Beamish Museum. This is in the ‘town’, where they have reconstructed buildings brick by brick and filled them with artifacts of the time. It is on a grand scale! There’s also a colliery and miner’s cottages of the 1890s, a 1940s farm, and a 1820s tenant farmer’s house. A very good day out!
This is reputedly he highest waterfall in England. I am afraid it is not very impressive! It is High Force waterfall near Teesdale where I took the rural landscape above. We had fun trying to capture ‘blurry’ water.
I have lots more pictures from our holiday to show you, but they can wait for another post.