Although we have had some rain today, it is still a bit hot for blogging, so just a very quick description of our visit to Berwick on Thursday, and Warkworth yesterday.
The swans were out in force on the river
I never tire of taking photos of the bridges
the heron's feathers were ruffled by the breeze
work on the major money pit continues
of course we have to have a photo of the lighthouse!
looking from the town walls over the roofs, with Bamburgh Castle on the horizon
in Warkworth, we parked by the river
and walked along the riverbank towards the old bridge
this young man paddled quietly past us
but then with a great deal of noise …...
dozens of scooters roared past (that's the Northumberland flag on the last scooter)
a glimpse of the castle, dominating the skyline
it must have been quite a feat to build it with just manpower, no great cranes or machinery to lift the stone
I imagined Rapunzel leaning out of the tiny window at the top of the tower, letting down her hair
we popped into Bertram's for a cuppa
we hadn't been there before, and loved its style, with scrubbed wooden table tops and mismatched chairs
Malcolm's coffee came in a plain white mug, but I was delighted with my teapot, cup and saucer. What was that, you spotted the cake??!! We shared this banana and fudge cake - delicious!