Wednesday Thanks to our trusty AA guide to Northumbria, we did a circular drive up the scenic route from Seahouses (yes that is a town), up to Berwick and back down along some beautiful country roads inland. The roads up here are near perfect, and hardly any traffic at all, coming from the South East … More The very north and Rothbury
Monday We had done some research on Alnwick castle and gardens, we decided not to go to the castle for a couple of reasons, it was very expensive, and a lot of the reviews sais the castle was more set up for people who liked Harry Potter (some of the scenes for the films were … More Alnwick and Hadrian
So we decided to keep a blog, not for anyone else, but for ourselves as a record of all our holidays from now on. It may get a bit boring compared to travelling the world, but it will be nice for us to look over in our golden years, assuming the world doesn’t go up … More Northumbria – some time later!
With feelings of the impending doom of going home, San Francisco was our very last stop. We got into San Francisco late on Thursday afternoon after the long drive from Monterey. There was a little daylight left so we headed for the Botanic Gardens and, most specifically, the Japanese Tea Garden. We came here on … More The Streets of San Francisco…
After arriving in Los Angeles, the plan was originally to briefly go southward, and then make our way up the west coast of California from San Diego to San Francisco (it all sounds so glamorous..) on Route 1, the coastal road. However, due to the volume of traffic on the way down to San Diego, … More Up the California west coast on Route 1 (well sort of..)
LA is a massive city, truly huge with no actual centre, which can be a problem as the traffic is horrendous, even with the massive roads they have here. We started our day with a long drive to Holllywood Boulevard, we couldn’tget into Mann’s chinese theatre as there was a Premiere that night, but we … More LA to San Diego
Up at 3 am for an 06:20 flight, then 4 hours to Brisbane. We had 4 hours in Brisbane so we used the same lounge that we used on the way to Aukland 5 weeks before. We were away from the crowds, and had as much food and drink as we could handle. Then the … More The long long Tuesday