I am not likely to be around tomorrow, as we're walking another leg of the Sussex Border Path. Then, on Friday, we are off to Northumberland.
When I retired, I decided that, as I hadn't travelled much in the UK, I
would visit every major town and city and then maybe smaller towns and
villages, starting with what I thought were the most well-known. That
sounds quite a lot I know, but I anticipated
having few commitments and, perhaps once a month, that we would visit somewhere
almost at random.
The first city I chose was Great Yarmouth. I don't know why I settled
on Yarmouth. Perhaps I subconsciously thought we'd start at the end of
the alphabet and work our way backwards alphabetically. But maybe I went
about it the wrong way. We didn't do any research; I thought we could
just turn up, drive around a bit, walk around a bit, go to the Tourist
Information office, have lunch, see the recommended sights and come
home. But Yarmouth wasn't 'great' at all. In fact it was all rather horrible.
We didn't find any of the sights especially interesting and the fresh
fish lunch was not particularly tasty either. We were a little
discouraged after that. In practice, we now go down to the West Country
once a month and wander around there instead.
But we are now attempting to reactivate our plans, if in a slightly
different form. So we are going to Northumberland, the most northerly
county of England. We have decided what we want to see while we are
there and I have decided what I want to eat. We will walk a little and
no doubt eat a lot. We are expecting it to be great. See you in a week