|it was like going back in time (in a good way)|
Yesterday to round off our day trips, we went to Hull, and what a day to go, the weather was ideal for wandering round and taking some photographs. Our intention was to do the Fish Trail but it ended up being a ghost sign spotting tour instead, we did spot a few of the fish panels though! I know it's not everyone's first choice for a day out but we had an amazing time, it was fab to see all the building work taking place in readiness for the 2017 Capital of Culture as well as just enjoy a wander on a gorgeous day.
We walked down to the river, we'd driven past the tidal barrier loads of times on our way to Hull KR's ground, but never been up to it before (the building in the background is The Deep aquarium). It's a nice area to walk - although some routes are closed at the minute due to the aforementioned building work, there are views out to the Humber Bridge and dock areas, all very enjoyable for fans of an industrial view, which I am.
We ate out again too, on Monday I'd seen a post from The Vegan Society about the new an exciting menu from Handmade Burger Co. there's one in Hull so we decided to give it a go. It was a good choice! The chips are chips, not fries which is a positive for me and the burgers are just delicious - although I can't imagine anyone would want to sit and watch me eat one as it was a bit messy. Dan went for a Cajun veg and bean burger which came with regular relish, I went for a sweet potato and bean plus a mushroom, which was served with mango relish. We were extra naughty and had a shake each too, the waitress had to send someone out for soy milk as they didn't have any in (although it's on the menu) but it was worth the wait, delicious!
We rounded off the day, as much as you can round something off when you still have nearly three hours to get home by visiting the Humber Bridge, there's a fantastic country park on the site of an old chalk quarry, another real surprise to us. We mainly went to have a look at the bridge, but the park was a real bonus.
It probably goes without saying that neither the Handmade Burger Co. nor Visit Hull were daft enough to ask me to write nice things about them, it all came from my own tiny brain.