We arranged to stay in the Longhirst Hall Hotel (and of course Golf Club) near Morpeth, which is lower down than our usual visits. http://www.longhirst.co.uk/ which, apart from an initial smell of drains in the room, suited us very well.
Although cold and windy, we followed the Art Trail in Newbiggin on Sea, or at least half of it before it got dark.
We breakfasted well. Although there was no muesli, no granulated sugar for Ronnie's cereal and porridge only on request, the hotel provided yoghurt, fruit and danish pastries along with the usual offerings at the buffet.
We set off to find Bolam Lake as the sky was blue, but decided that the heavy overnight rain would make the ground too wet for the walk. Passing by a river, Ronnie spotted a heron. We stopped to get a closer look and the heavens opened. Look closely to find the heron in this picture!
|Did you find the heron?|
We braved the gale force winds and passed the marina a walked to Warkworth for lunch.
|Seahouses - next to the harbour|
|This 'table' is on the ceiling of the cafe in Alnwick|
The next day we visited the new shopping centre at Morpeth, which was opened a year ago by Joanna Lumley
We made our way home via the Metro Centre at Gateshead but Ronnie was all too soon all shopped out.