Blogs from Durham County, England, United Kingdom, Europe - page 6


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Durham County » Durham July 21st 2008

Over the weekend I decided to also dedicate this trip to raising money for the charity "Cancer Research " in memory of my mother in law Ann Overall, I set up this link so that anyone can see the money raised so far. Today I am humbled by the support that I have received so far, from people I barely know commenting on the trip and their words of encouragement. ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Durham County » Durham July 19th 2008

At last I 'm Booked, I 'm going to spend some time in Australia visiting the places that I have only seen in pictures. It 's July and raining again here in the UK but my mind is on the places that I will visit in Australia I won 't tell you where I 'm going until I get there. I 'm so excited it 's going to be great, it 's my life begins at 40 trip, we 'll I 'm not 40 yet but well I 've got to have this goal. So when I update this blog you should get an update. ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Durham County » Durham May 28th 2008

Photos from our trip 'abroad'... ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Durham County » Durham May 27th 2008

Day 6 Durham - Newcastle We decided to take a lazy day in preparation for our night out. Later in the afternoon, Fiona and Adam wanted to try out their new kite. Flying a kite ... yeah we can do this !!! We walked over to a wind farm near their house and gave this kite business a try. Even on a wind farm, we did not manage to get the darn thing up in the air. I now have more admiration for those boys in The Kite Runner. After a 2 hour nap, we got ready and left for Newcastle. We went out to this place called World Headquarters, Curtis Mayfield House. Apart from having a bi-polar DJ, we had a great time. We closed down the bar at 4 and took a taxi back ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Durham County May 25th 2008

Well after more than a week of being sick with a very nasty bug, both adrian and I are finally on the recovering end... we were pretty much bed ridden for the entire time, it was like the worst hangover ever but without the alcohol... however we did tread on, and with a lot of horrid cough medicine and plenty of paracetamol, we are on track again. It's always crap being sick, but worse when you're on supposed to be on holiday. I missed out on the beautiful medieval banquet at Lumley Castle which the guys from Chester Le had organised way before we arrived. They had all planned a surprise for us on Friday night with a formal medieval banquet at the castle where Adrian and I were supposed to be the Baron and Baroness ... read more
Looks like proper english to me
Skimming Rocks..


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Durham County » Durham May 24th 2008

Day 1 Heathrow - Durham (Northeast England) My flight went according to plan. Smooth sailing all the way. I took a bus from Heathrow to Downtown London. Slept all the way there so I still have no clue what London looks like. Figured out my route to Durham then had to pay 20p (40 cents) to relieve my bowels. Everybody always complains on how expensive England is well I got a good first taste of it then. The bus stations in England and the bus stations in Canada are not that different (Canadian trash vs English trash -pretty similar). My bus ride was long (longer than my flight by an hour) but I slept like a baby thanks to Air Canada (I stole a pillow and blanket on my way out of the plane). Durham I ... read more
The living room
The fire place

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Durham County May 13th 2008

It's 10.30pm now and we've been up since 6.30am this morning, so I will keep this short and simple. The last few days have been spent with loads of Adrian's family, most of the pictures were taken at Mandy's place about half an hour from Chester Le. Her place is gorgeous and backs into this lovely pathway leading to a farm with stream, sheep, and lots of beautiful greenery. They treated us to a traditional English meal of Yorkshire Pudding with meat and gravy which was quite nice actually. Once again, most of the family was there, and the weather was once again beautiful and sunny. Yesterday, we had a fantastic day out with Joe (big joe and little joe), Sue, Carl, Mim, Jack and Elsie who showed us around where Adrian's mum and nan used ... read more
Carol and Bob
Ben and his girlfriend
View into Mandy's Backyard

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Durham County May 10th 2008

Ok, so two days ago we met up with Ron who had hired a car to drive up to Durham to spend a bit over a week here and visit Adrian's family. The drive from London was a long 5 or so hours so we were hungry and tired by the time we arrived here. Adrian's family lives in Chester Le Street, which I later learnt is in fact a small suburb, not a street. This place is quaint and cute, with a very close knit village feel to it. Everyone seems to know everyone and there are plenty of trees and parkland everywhere. The weather has again been superb since we arrived, which we expected and were told to be much worse. The first night we arrived, we were greeted by the start of Adrian's ... read more
Our cute place for the week
Front Yard

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Durham County May 9th 2008

Friday 9 May - Day 13 and another 13 miles! We continued up the Tees - as we ascended the scenery became gradually more and more wild and remote. We spent an hour clambering over boulder-fields and scree, which was very hazardous in places. From time to time we saw kestrels hovering above the impressive Falcon Clints - which was a welcome sight and also gave us a chance to stop and catch our breath as we carefully made our way over the fallen rocks by the River Tees. On rounding a corner, we then came upon the perfectly named "Cauldron Snout" - a fuming torrent of water crashing down a series of cascading waterfalls - possibly even more spectacular than High Force, but not many people make it up this far (again, you can't get ... read more
Rocky slopes by the River Tees. Pennine Way, County Durham
First view of the mighty Cauldron Snout. Pennine Way, County Durham
Steve in front of the impressive Cauldron Snout. Pennine Way, County Durham

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Durham County January 29th 2008

Hi everyone, Since we arrived home I've had some time to finally get my website built. It's an online gallary where people can buy some of my better photographs from. Please take a look at: Photography by Martin Hurton It's not all my travel pics, although there is a good "Mountain" section from our adventures in Peru. Hope the New Year is off to a good start for you. Keep in-touch, Martin. ... read more

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