Sunday, September 16, 2012

Content to plod...

Playlist
Vivaldi – Famous Concertos
J S Bach – Orchestral Suites Arranged for Acoustic Guitar Quartet
Fasch – Concertos, Orchestral Suite
Various – The Milano Jukebox 1998-2011
Pink Floyd – Echoes
Matthew Shipp – Art of the Improviser
Various – Natural Progression

Our third day and another good breakfast...



...and young ladies on the trampoline...


...and platting hair...


..and watching brothers not quite fit into cars...


We drove to Craster and then went on a long walk...



...to Dunstaneburgh Castle...


Jane and co took the beach route...


...while the rest of us were more conventional...


The Red Arrows buzzed us on the way to entertain at the start of the Great North Run... 


...the walk continued...


..some of us ran to be first to the castle...


Your correspondent was content to plod...


...and arrived too...


By this time the rain was pelting down...


...and the ruins were particularly bleak...



...and so, we were soon on our way back...


...with a wet and cold Mr CBQ at the forefront...


Lunch at the Jolly Fisherman...



...watching the world go by...


...and the local wildlife...


...and the local produce...


...before heading home again...


...to regroup and change out of soaking clothes and shoes...


In the afternoon, to nearby Howick Hall...



...and its very picturesque gardens...




...which Mary particularly enjoyed...


...as did all sets of young lovers...






...not to mention Keith and Maureen...



Anne's mum was snapping away...


...while the Exec Producer boned up on the history...


A church in the grounds was enjoyed...




..followed by further walking through the woods...





To the tearooms...



Not a great tea drinker, I did however feel I ought to try the Earl Grey, since this house was where the concoction was invented...



Back into the sun...


...and a rainbow on the way home...


The day was rounded off with an enormous Chinese takeaway...


...and more drinking and carousing...

Another good day...

Highlight of the Day : A bracing walk and a lovely garden...

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