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Easter Holiday 2019

On 13 April 2019, we travelled to Berwick-upon-Tweed where we pitched our caravan on the Motorhome and Caravan Club site overlooking the estuary of the River Tweed at Spittal (see photograph, above). The site is, as usual with this club's sites, well maintained and excellently operated by the on-site wardens. One side of the site is bordered by a railway line and we were delighted to see the wonderful old steam locomotive, the Union of South Africa, with a full train of passenger carriages chuff past on two occasions on 20 April 2019.

We didn't go far from the site as the weather wasn't great for much of the time, however, we did visit a few places including taking in this view of the River Tweed from the Ramparts of the walled city of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

We also visited Bamburgh Castle (which is now 'dog friendly').



We also visited Eyemouth where we bought some of the worst chips we've ever eaten at an Italian fish and chip / ice cream parlour. We also wanted to go inside Gunsgreen House, the former home of the well known smuggler, John Nisbet, but despite the flags saying 'House Open' it was closed (on Good Friday).

St. Abbs was also on our list of places visited:

Belhaven Bay was another coastal location we visited:

Moving inland, we drove through the Lammermuir Hills - this view from near the B6355 road not far from Danskine:

passing by Whiteadder Reservoir:


After our trip to the north-east we headed back to Lancashire and pitched on the Camping and Caravanning Club site at Clitheroe:

This site is only a few yards from the River Ribble flowing under Eadsford Bridge

(this is the name carved into the stone parapet of the bridge; other sources name it Edisford Bridge):

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