Thursday 12 November 2015
Hadrian's Wall and Other Roman Remains.
Here is the first set of photos from our week spent in the north of England away back at the beginning of October.
We spent the first night of our holiday in Chollerford near Hadrian's wall. Before arriving at our hotel we walked along a section of wall past the famous "Sycamore Gap" to Housesteads Roman Fort and then back again to the car - six miles and some of it quite hilly too. I remember getting rather hot and puffed out at times.
I photographed the robin while he was watching hubby and the kids play a game of chess with the giant sized chess pieces in the garden of the hotel (we stayed at the George Hotel, nice swimming pool and yummy breakfasts!).
We then visited Chesters Roman Fort. It's amazing that so much remains after 2000 years, I wish I had a time machine!
The cake pic is from the wee tea room at Chesters. I'm rather fond of the Fentiman rose lemonade. I've not seen it for sale up here, will need to seek it out.
I've a few (ahem!) more photos to post from our trip. We saw so much and were lucky with the weather.
Things are very busy again as I have a class full time till Christmas so lots of planning and prep involved before and after school, lovely kids though. Needless to say, blogging has been pushed rather down the priority list as something has to give. But I'm not stopping yet!