Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday july 27 2009 Site Full!

We made good time across country to find to our surprise and dismay that for the first time in thirty years, the Beadnell Temporary Holiday site was FULL...
We managed to get booked in on the Caravan Club site at Spittal.
The good news is that the site has great views over Tweedmouth, the bad news is that the main East coast rail line runs just behind us, the trains travel at up to 125mph, and there's one every ten minutes!
We are booked in for seven nights, so we shall see how we get on!
Anyway we were set up by half past one, and when the rain ceased at 2:30 we went up to St Abbs, and had a walk around the harbour, very nice,

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And here's a panoramic version looking down from the car park

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before driving back to shop and have tea in the Morrisons Superstore on the Berwick ring road.

Spittal itself is one of those quiet backwaters where many commercial propertiers are closed down, and yet the place has a certain charm with wide streets and well kept gardens.
I had a pleasant evening walk down to the sandy shore of the estuary, deserted except for the odd couple walking along the sand dunes, and a crowd of seagulls out in the rivermouth on a sandbar that was visibly shrinking as the tide came in.

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