Saturday saw us taking the old vintage bus along to the coast so we could experience the best walks possible and enjoy the linear route from Beadnell Bay, through high Newton, to Dunstanburgh, Craster, the bathing house, Boulmer to Alnwick.... Oh and what a day it turned out to be, lovely weather, blue skies and frost on the beach!!!! Perfert days..if a touch cold!
Then its back to the hotel for dinner before we headed out to see Hugh in the tanners Arms and what a great night followed...singing and dancing, to every happy song you know...and there were tamborines and castanettes too!!!
Sunday dawned and most of us were still singing... so the walks went out very very happy!!! Don headed off into the Cheviots taking a small raiding party up Hedgehope where he managed to break the frost in a couple of places!!! Meanwhile I strolled around the old parks of Alnwick Castle, visiting the priory, the abbey, the castle, the farmers folly, Prizlee hill and the Duke Grave... A great day but the best was yet to come.... Whilst sitting int he tea shop enjoying a celebratory tea cake, Ian, who had been search all weekend for a craster kipper., and always drawing a blank, stuck a repour with the cafe owner. She heard of his empty quest of the Craster Kipper and went out to fullfil his aim!! 10 minutes later she produced a Craster Kipper, made for Grannies and Ian, well he could not smile wide enough
Another superb weekend!! Lets hope the year continues in this vane