|the view from our room|
It wasn't until I mentioned it yesterday that I realised I hadn't really spoken about our weekend in Berwick upon Tweed. So here we are.
|the view looking the other way|
I did discuss staying at the YMCA with Dan but he wasn't keen, so we stayed at a B&B instead, I didn't mind at all, we go away so infrequently it was nice to stay somewhere a bit fancy. Funnily enough, the YMCA was only about 30 seconds away from our B&B, the bistro looked great (although we didn't eat there) we did go to the gallery there though, which was very interesting. Still I'm getting ahead of myself.
We stayed at The Walls which was a super comfy cosy place with a really nice guest lounge with honesty bar, only three rooms and an amazing breakfast. The best was very comfortable indeed, I hadn't been seeping well at that time but I slept like the proverbial log both nights. The rooms had nice toiletries, chocolates on arrival, lovely looking biscuits, tea and coffee as you'd expect but also there was a guest fridge in the hall with fresh milk. Dan had emailed ahead to enquire about soya milk, this was provided in the guest fridge for us as well as at breakfast, they also provided Alpro yoghurts (plain and fruit) and dairy free spread. We did spend a fair bit of time in our room, after all part of the point was for us to relax as well as to be away, so we took advantage of the Sky tv in the room and watched a film - a habit we've brought back with us.
|an exciting football pitch, part of the Lowry Trail|
|we went to look at the ship we could see from our room|
The exhibition at the Granary gallery was fantastic, it was part of a series of exhibitions where artists work with rural communities which makes a great change to a lot of the art we see. The brief was to explore the theme of "Beyond the Rural Idyll". We watched a number of videos where locals discussed the fishing industry and sheep farming, the stories were accompanied by images - some old some new of the area. I love oral history projects and this one was great.
|view of the B&B from the riverside (well the carpark)|
As you can tell the weather wasn't great all the time, but nothing was lost. We spotted this chap on the way to the lighthouse.
There was quite some mist rolling in with the tide as we walked along the headland, as we arrived at the lighthouse we said hello to some other people just in time for them to be soaked by a rogue wave. We learned from them and didn't linger right at the lighthouse point!
There was much more to the weekend, but I never read blog posts about holidays so I won't rattle on any further.