We went on holiday and stayed at a cottage in Seahouses
whilst we were there we went out everyday by car.
1st day: Bamburgh Castle
We went to Bamburgh Castle which can be seen from Seahouses.
It is built on the edge of the land. We walked along the sea edge,
but I guess we could not enter the castle from the seaside.
There was a classic car run that stopped for a while in the castle when we were there.
It made me feel as though I was back in the past time.
2nd day: Holy Island
Holy Island is a Island on the Map,
but there is a road called a causeway and we crossed by car when the sea was low to the Island.
The causeway was very interesting, I realised that it is covered by the sea when the tide is high.
When the high tide time starts, the water comes in quickly,
there are many notice boards on the Island warning about this.
On the island is Lindisfarne Castle it was also built in on the seas edge like Bamburgh Castle.
3rd day: Farne Islands
We went to Farne Islands by boat from Seahouses.
At first, we said hello to the seals resting on the rocks.
We landed on the nearest of the Farne Islands,
there were many birds to look at on the Islands.
As we landed from the boat, the birds flew down on us and pecked us with their bills they can hurt,
so we have to wear hats. Some people had an umbrella and wore hat as well!
There are many cameramen with long lens expensive cameras near the cliff.
I wondered why?
Then I saw, the view of the birds was very nice like an animation film.
We can see Bamburgh Castle from the Island.
4th day: Scotland
We went to Scotland over the border.
The bridge is the border of England. In front is Scotland.
When we came back from Scotland to England, we took a walk in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The ice cream is coloured like an England flag.
5th day: Alnwick Castle
We went to the Alnwick Castle which is a location for a Harry Potter film.
Here is the scene for training to use the magic stick (broomstick ed.).
There is Alnwick Garden near the Castle.
I enjoyed a tour in the poison garden.
The man who guided us was very humorous.
There was a cannabis plant there and it was guarded very strictly.
6th day:Cragside House＆Garden
Cragside House is set in a forest and very pretty.
We saw a large ornamental plate in the house.
I wondered what it was and asked the guide. He said,
” the Tokugawa family came to the house, so there are many Japanese items here.”
“There is the Tokugawa family’s memorial room,
so check it out. A member of Japanese imperial family came here,
so we decorate the room with a picture of him.”
The picture is of a husband and wife of the Tokugawa family.
The Garden was well maintained and very beautiful.
The last day: Chesters Roman Fort
We went to Chesters Roman Fort.
The Roman fort is at least 2000 years old.
The Bath house is the best preserved in England.
I have been to Bath where there are also Roman remains,
but I thought here it is easier to imagine the way it was.
We sat in a chair in the bath room.
The fort is part of Hadrian’s Wall, it’s the best preserved Roman cavalry fort in Britain.
We had a break on the way home from the Chesters Roman Fort to London,
where we could see a very nice view over the Lake district (yes we will go there ed.)
On our way back, we enjoyed the lakeside views. They were very beautiful!
I went on this Holiday with friends, whose hobby is birdwatching,
so we took a binoculars every time.
If you like to see birds, I recommend that you go to the Farne Islands.