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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Tyne & Wear » North Shields August 27th 2019

I walked down to the Manors Metro Station and purchased by all day ticket. I was headed for "the coast". The tannoy announcements on the Metro don't say "trains for North Sheilds, Tynemouth and Whitley Bay". Its is simply "the coast". A local kept asking me she was on the right platform, but given she couldn't understand my accent the response went away with the clouds. The train proceeded along the north bank of the Tyne. The Byker Wall block of flats could be seen in glimpses. We passed Wallsend, home of the eastern end of Hadrians Wall. Signs on the platform directed visitors to Segedunum, the remains of the Roman fortifications at the very extremity of their empire. The fort was abandoned circa 400 AD and having been swallowed by terraced houses now demolished, has ... read more
North Shields Fish Quay
Tynemouth Priory

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Tyne & Wear » North Shields October 21st 2010

Total cycled on this adventure = 1962.4 miles.. That's right everyone - We're home. We know it will be a massive shock to you all as it's happened so suddenly and we hadn't given any indication that this is what we'd planned as we hadn't really planned it.. There's a few reasons why we couldn't carry on. The main one is that we couldn't cycle on Highway 1 (the only road through Baja) any longer. Having looked at the route ahead, spoken to locals and researched the internet and books we knew the road wouldn't get any better, if anything, it gets worse with all of the construction going on (see photos). Our ride from Ensenada to San Vincente was horrendous. It's hard to explain how frightening it is when two 18 wheel juggernauts pass you ... read more
Only 20 miles to go..
Leaving Ensenada.
Heading for the border..

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Tyne & Wear » North Shields May 31st 2010

Hi everyone! Most of you will already know but we're off to the States on Saturday for 3 weeks. We're going to Cincinnati to visit our friends Ziggy, Ali, Caleb, Ethan and Delia (the dog). We're also going to be spending 4 days in Chicago and 4 days in New York. So we are going to pick up where we left off with our blog... ENJOY R&K xxx... read more

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