Relaxing in Durham - By Sidney
Trip Start Jun 02, 2010
17Trip End Jun 16, 2010
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Today was quiet. We headed out of the Travelodge at 9:30 and spent about an hour in wet weather trying to find tonight's lodging. We did not have a decent map, so we first hiked up to the cathedral to get our bearings, then used the map from the guidebook to find the bus station. We then, finally, used our directions to make our way from there to our lodging. We dropped our luggage there, than started into town to eat a late breakfast. Since we were low on British cash, we were limited to places that accepted plastic. Eventually, however, we ended up with a good English breakfast - sausage, beans, toast, and tea, among other things.
We then headed out to tour Durham's two main attractions - the castle and the cathedral. The cathedral opened first, so we toured the historic chapel and viewed the exhibits about St. Cuthbert, one of the more important saints of England
After our cathedral tour, we sought out a place to eat a late lunch, which turned out to be our dinner as well. A small meal of pizza, salad, and sandwiches turned out to be all we needed. This was just as well, considering the milkshakes came exactly as advertised (flavored milk). We then retired to our lodging for the evening to relax, watch the telly, and write our blog.