Hello me hearties, I am surprisingly chipper considering I walked 18 miles today. I don't suppose it will last though, as the week goes on I'm going to feel more and more knackered. But chin up, I shall give it my best shot.
Goodbye Newcastle, it was sunny when I left, sadly though I was not on the sunny side of the river. I thought I had better get on the right side of it, because it would be a long way to the next bridge if I chose the sunny side.
There are a lot of new houses along the water front.
oldest railway in the world. This is the station, trains only run at the weekends during the winter.
I had a chat to a man who works on site, he told me about a path that goes to Causey Arch. As it was on my route I decided to have a look. It was a windy walk across the fields, but a bit sheltered through the woods.
The next part of the route took me past the entrance to Beamish Open Air Museum. Sadly I didn't have time to look around, this is on my list for a future visit.
Durham is one big building site at the moment, buildings are being demolished, workmen and barriers are all over the place. I traipsed around looking for a room with no luck, it was nearly 6pm, then I bit the bullet and walked into the Radisson Hotel. Whoohoo, pricey, but what the heck, stuff it.
The room is dead posh, the telly screen is like a cinema screen, and the bed is huge. Nice to have a bit of luxury. I'm going to get in the bath now, so please excuse me while I sign off.
Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.