I have spent 5 days at a lovely cottage, Riding Hills Farm, near Hexham in Northumberland exploring Hadrian’s Wall and associated Roman forts It is hard to imagine that these were built in 122AD with the walls being 4 metres tall.
Steve & Carolyn on narrow boat Emmaus stopped to say good bye as the headed off towards the Crick Boat show. We soon headed on our way back to the marina through a couple of lift bridges after a great week in good company.
What a great week we are having. Whilst staying with David Nottage at his home in Shotley Gate we organized to hire a 47 foot narrow boat for a week from Anglo Welsh Boats starting at Tardebigge near Bromsgrove.
I have just finished having a wonderful week in Cumbria. I wanted to spend some time walking through the fels (hills) of the Lake District but staying away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas. I found a lovely cottage in Troutbeck and booked it for a week.
Our friends at Victorian Goldfields Railway be working on K160 at Newport Workshops tomorrow to continue its major overhaul back to running condition. They have volunteers, they have time, but they're short on funds.
Any money you can donate will be gratefully received and all donations over $2 are tax deductible.
The railway’s faithful servant, locomotive K160, is currently back at Newport Workshops, where she was built in 1940, for a major overhaul. As part of this overhaul, she is having the following work done: