Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Border Raid

 Carlisle, Bitts Park,by the castle...where we've only previously visited to compete in grass track racing.   This flowering cherry looks as confused as the primroses at home...flowering now!
 We went to meet and have lunch with the Pirate's son..last chance before we fly out to check that dad has remembered tickets, travel insurance, nz dollars...
 This shows the level of flooding... and the story is that the flood actually saved the Mcvities biscuit factory...the insurance paid for the factory rebuild and refit with new machines. Otherwise the production might have been centred on Ashby de la Zouche in Leicestershire.


 this footpath is along the line of the Hadrian's Wall walk

Two hours drive each way...but a good afternoon out.

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