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Apr 25, 2014 - Newcastle Upon Tyne

We set off this morning in a very wet mist, walking along the walkway next to the campsite, crossing a style or two through a wood and down through the fields to Hamsterley village to catch the bus into Newcastle. A Day Pass ticket cost £7.60 pp and gave us return trips and buses around the city. We walked from the bus station at Eldon Square to the Tourist Information Centre in the beautiful old Central Arcade where we picked up a map of the city. From there we walked down Grey Street and Dean Street to the river, then along Quayside and...

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Apr 24, 2014 - Newcastle Upon Tyne

After a leisurely start this morning we drove through interesting country across North York Moor and arrived at the Angel of the North about 2.30pm and parked conveniently nearby while we took a short walk to see this huge statue. From there we were another half hour or so before arriving at Byreside Campsite (NE17 7RT) at Hampsterley near Newcastle Upon Tyne. I’d been recommended this site by a distant relative as it was near her home and would enable us to meet. Julia and her daughter Lauren arrived shortly after we’d set up and after a...

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Aug 3, 2009 - Newcastle Central Station

Really grateful to mum for dropping us of at the train station. The leisurely pace at which we travelled down Fenham road allowed us to absorb some of the cream of Newcastle and arrive at the station with a minute to spare. Perfectly timed so that we did not have time to get emotional.

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Feb 21, 2009 - Going - the worse bit?

Day 1: Newcastle to Valparaiso ‘Every journey starts with a single step’ someone once said. Of course these days most journeys of any length start with a flight – or, more often, several flights. Although, in fact, this journey does start with a step as we walk to the Metro station to catch the train to the airport. In the scheme of things this use of public transport is hardly required – either in financial or environmental terms not taking a taxi is a rather futile gesture but it makes us feel better. Newcastle is a relatively civilised...

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Feb 8, 2008 - Second try!

Well, about to set off yet again - fingers crossed will make it to the plane this time! Once you receive an e-mail re update, you click on the link to take you to my homepage. From there you can see map, entries, itinerary and leave messages for me - and I can reply from within the journal when I log in next. Assume you can leave message anytime if you bookmark the link.

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