The King Of The Castle March 29th 2022 Vera scampered excitedly amongst the sand dunes. Overhead, the magnificent Bamburgh Castle loomed. Below were the pristine white sands that stretch into the distance in both directions. Bamburgh is the sort of place that can make you wonder why you ever consider leaving the shores of Blighty. Perfect. Well perfect, if the weather plays the game. We'll come back to Bamburgh later.
We set up base ... read more
Europe » United Kingdom » England » Northumberland Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the ear... ... read more
The original purpose of the blog was the 20th wedding anniversary trip in 2006 / 2007 - Ashes cricket in Oz, setting off early in April and going the long way round!
The trip came to an end in February 2007 and for a while retrospective blogging was the only option (for reasons that you can find in the Road to Freedom).
There are still two to travel and the passport is now back in use in 2009. We get distracted in more than the odd football ground along the way, but it is all part of the journey.... full info