My Illlustrated Travel Journal with Essays about Roman and Mediaeval History and some Geology


27.5.13
  I'll Be Away

Until midst of June, hunting some more castles and churches. But I won't leave you without some photos to tide you over.

Entrance to the harbour of Newcastle (seen from Tynemouth) - my usual way to the UK

I got several castles on my list, as I mentioned a few weeks ago. I'm looking forward to Bamburgh and Alnwick especially, and Dunottar - that one looks like the sort of Let's See If We Can Put a Castle Here The Wind Won't Blow Away.

Edinburgh Castle

There should be some churches, too (Whitby fe., if I can sneak it into my schedule). I also really hope the weather and the tides will allow me to visit Lindisfarne. The same goes for some of the places on the Orkney (like Birsay).

Inchcolm Abbey

Let's also hope I packed the right stuff. I do pack for every weather but if the same ol' rain stays put for two weeks, I may run out of dry stuff nevertheless. Well, right now the same ol' rain is pretty busy in Germany and that's where it can stay as long as I'm not there. Lol.
 
Comments:
Sounds like a great trip! Just make sure you've got a raincoat! Looking forward to your reports!
 
Good luck Gabriele! I hope the weather will let you visit the Orkney and take some really nice pics. I would love to go there myself one day :-)

And I secretly (or quite openly) hope you haven't forgotten about my Alnwick photos :-):-)I wonder if there's any plaque or monument mentioning William the Lion's capture in 1174.
 
Have a lovely holiday!
 
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The Lost Fort is a travel journal and history blog based on my travels in Germany, the UK, Scandinavia, and other places. It includes essays on Roman and Mediaeval history, as well as some geology, illustrated with photos of old castles and churches, Roman remains, and beautiful landscapes.

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I'm a blogger from Germany with a MA in Literature and History which doesn't pay my bills, so I use it to research blogposts instead. I'm interested in everything Roman and Mediaeval, avid reader and sometimes writer, opera enthusiast, traveller with a liking for foreign languages and odd rocks, photographer, and tea aficionado. And an old-fashioned blogger who hasn't yet gotten an Instagram account. :-)


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