|a family of swallows at the Housestead Visitor's Center On the Hadrian Wall Path|
|the Millenium and Tyne Bridges on the River Tyne|
that cuts through the Newcastle City Centre
ed at their home in Newcastle after. The poor newly-weds could not go on their honeymoon! Anyway, they did not have vacation days left so the honeymoon had been scheduled for a later month.
|Carol at the Roman Fort Houseteads|
on the Hadrian Wall Path
|We played Archaeology Detectives|
rea is Geordie. We understand this is the most difficult to understand of British accents. When we rented a taxi, we could hardly communicate with the driver.
|Caesar's Stone at the Clayton Collection in Chester|
|Bill and Carol with parts of Hadrian Wall|
beside and behind them
|Durham Town Square|
On another day we went to Durham City where Bill’s nephew, Bill Palucca, was supposed to have completed his masters. The city sits on the River Wear, to the south of Newcastle upon Tyne. Durham is known for its Norman cathedral and 11th century castle, both World Heritage Sites. The castle has been the home of Durham University since 1832. The Durham Cathedral, on the other hand, founded in its present form in AD 1093, replaced the 10th century "White Church" built to house treasures including the head of St Oswald, the remains of the Venerable Bede, and three copies of the Magna Carta.
After a traditional English meal of roast beef and mushy peas at the market, we did some looking and inquiring about Bill’s nephew’s college. When we found nothing, we called Bill’s nephew and found out his school was actually in Hull, about a couple of hours away!
|rowers on the River Wear|
|a riverboat cruising on the River Wear|
|vanilla ice cream, everywhere in England|