Back from Hols...
Just a 'quick' run down of what we got up to in Berwick-upon-Tweed!
Well we arrived in heavy rain on Monday evening which didn't return all week!
Our caravan was very smelly (damp) but we put up with it as we weren't there very much. (Although I did request that they cleaned the carpets first thin gon Tuesday morning to see if this helped) - it did a bit...
Anyway, on Tuesday we woke the the sound of horses and this was the view from our bedroom window!!! After breakfast we headed to Holy Island and had a lovely walk round the castle grounds and on the pebble beach before heading off ahead of the tide coming in. We flew Dylans homemade kite and had a picnic over looking the sea. Then in the afternoon had a drive along the coast, South, to see the other castles and beautiful Northumberland coastline. Dylan and I had a little paddle in the sea in our wellies too (can't remember which beach at the mo, but will update later...) This was the first time he had been 'in' the sea and was a little scared at first, but soon found the fun in splashing around. We collected shells and stuff too... Wish I had taken pictures :(
That evening we went to the sites entertainment area (arcades, bars and restaurants) and Dylan couldn't believe his eyes!!! A mecca of flashing lights and sounds! I thought he was going to burst with excitement!!!
Up early on Wednesday to go to the Aquarium at Tynemouth... Dylan loved this! The sharks and otters especially (the otters ponged more than the caravan!) Oh, and the 'Nemos'!)
Then we had a picnic on Tynemouth Beach and Aaron and Dylan paddled in the Sea. While I chilled out with the bags and D's Trike!!! (which I found still has sand in the boot, by the way!)Then drove back up the coast while Dylan slept in the back. We were actually looking for a really nice seaside chippy with a nice place to eat them out of the bag - but no luck, so we headed back to the site and after dinner went to the bar agian where Dylan enjoyed the kids show while we had a well deserved drink!!!
Thursday we drove to Edinburgh and went to the Zoo! I have a new love for penguins!
Dissapointed the gorillas were not there, nor the chimps and th etigers were hiding! But a good day out none the less! Edinburgh is a beautiful city and so close to beautiful coastline. I would happily move there I think!
Friday we drove home with a flying visit to the Metro Centre! Well, it would be rude not to!!! And working in retail myself thought it a professional decision to check it out! hehehe