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Trip Start Jul 17, 2010
18Trip End Sep 01, 2010
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Where I stayed
Anthea & Richards House
We left Peebles B&B after a wonderful stay the two sisters had "Haggis" for breakfast the rest
of us had eggs ect.the weather was very wet a typical scotch mist
After a saying goodbye to our very nice friendly hosts Sue & Roger we got away at 10am.
We stopped at Hadrians Wall at Chesters Fort near Halton the weather now is hot and sunny.
Don now driving we stopped for lunch at a nice tea rooms so had tea and cakes in the sunshine.
We then drove down the A68 to Knaresbourgh to my cousins home where we are stopping for
3 days.We had a nice family BBQ with Anthea's daughter Becky her farmer husband Matthew
who milks 150 cows runs sheep and goats & their 3 children, so it was a nice end to the day
28 July We drove to York where we first visited the Minster were the foundations were put down in
1220 we had a guided tour which made very interesting. Then the four travellers went into the
Jorvik Viking centre, in 1970's they found a preserved Viking St in the Coppergate area.which
dates to 975AD. We all then went on a "Snickleway" walk around York with a guide cost 5gbp.
It is a fantastic walk and very informative with humour included this lasted just over 2 hours.
We all walked up and down the "Shambles" lots of foreign tourists "bloody tourists". Anthea then
took us to a pub for dinner Tiger Inn at Coneythorpe were we met Richard, we met a group
of ladies from the Local WI having their monthly dinner out, I offered my services for the next
calendar.!!!We then visited the remains of Knaresborough castle which was good.plus the
viaduct and river Nidd
29 July We left early 9am for Whitby first stopping at Pickering then Goathland (Heartbeat)area
were we saw the Afghan dog "Aloann Leather& Lace Purple Queen" whose father is a NZ dog.Then to Beck Hole were we went in the very small pub "Birch Hall Inn" 7 of us filled the tap room.then to RobinHoods bay and then onto Whitby where the river bridge was in repair so we had
to get a bus around to the centre, we walked to Capt Cooks statue and then caught the ferry back to the other side where I was talking to John and Bill, Bill told us he lived in a 410 year old cottage and he owned 2 pubs and the bridge being broken has cost him 16000gbp in lost income.we then walked back up the hill to the Abbey where our car was parked, drove home via Rosedale valley & Hutton le Hole; Hemsley; Thirsk to Pannel were we went square dancing with Richard calling.. After the dance finished at 10pm, we all retired to the Harwood pub until just after 11pm
very civilised.another long day but we all enjoyed it.Tomorrow "East Ardsley epi centre of the