From Farm to Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle, Embleton Bay, Northumberland

Dunstanburgh Castle, Embleton Bay, Northumberland

We visit family on their farm and walk the shore of Embleton Bay towards Dunstanburgh Castle on a beautiful Northumberland day during our UK June 2013 vacation.

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Wings Over Ad Gefrin

Ad Gefrin, the ancient Anglian palace site rediscovered via aerial photography, is the third stop on our Wooler area geocaching day trip.  While there we watch a glider’s quiet turns through the wind as it heads home.

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Weetwood Bridge

Weetwood Bridge

Weetwood Bridge

Weetwood Bridge is an historic Northumberland landmark, a Grade I listed building, an important span over the River Till serving the village of Chatton, and on the day we were there, an interesting place to observe seagulls. Continue reading

A Circular Walk Around Cheese Gate Nab

a nab we saw while on our way back from Broadstone Reservoir

We enjoy some panoramic views of West Yorkshire’s Holme Valley by taking a circular walk around Cheese Gate Nab.  Along the way we find some geocaches and take a wrong turn which brings unexpected gifts.
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Three Edges in South Yorkshire

view from the northern edge near the point

a view east from the northern edge of Broadstone Reservoir, 10 June

On yet another sunny day during our UK vacation we find some geocaches during our stroll along the three edges of Broadstone Reservoir. We also meet “3 Edges,” the geocache owner who placed most of them, and her dogs Millie and Becks.

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A Double in Derbyshire

The River Derwent at Chatsworth House

the River Derwent at Chatsworth House, 9 June 2013

Two geocache finds make a nice addition to our sunny day’s outing in Derbyshire as we sample offerings at Chatsworth House’s food and drink fair and accidentally visit the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate. Continue reading

“Daddy, Why Is the Sun Shining in Manchester?”

We overheard this perfectly reasonable question as our flight landed in the UK on June 7th, the first of many unusually dry geocaching days for us in West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and Northumberland in England and Berwickshire in Scotland.

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