Today was Day 5 of our Coast to Coast walk.
We started on Lemington Road, where we left off last week.
An impressive abandoned building (this is just a small portion of it).
All of a sudden we found ourselves out of the city with a nice view of the river Tyne.
Here I am enjoying my first Cadbury Egg of the season by one of the Mileposts. I had resisted them up until today, but Jessamy and I made up for it by splitting three during the course of the day. I'm thinking of stockpiling them so we can have a steady supply for the rest of the year.
The first gate!
Continuing along the path.
The cottage where George Stephenson, a pioneer of the steam-powered locomotive, was born and raised. Although there is a top floor, his family (mom, dad, and 4 siblings) lived on the bottom floor, in a single a room. It is open to the public, and for a small fee of 2 pounds a woman in period costume will tell you how crappy it must have been to live there.
Hagg Bank Bridge the first wrought iron single span arch suspension bridge built for a rail crossing in the UK.
The first time on this walk where a horse hasn't been on the other side of a fence from us.
Caught the train at the Prudhoe "rail station" back home to Newcastle.