I’m leaving Atlanta today and what an amazing time it’s been. I can’t wait to fill you all in on the fabulous adventures and reunions that I’ve been having over the past week and a half. Of course, I miss Sam like crazy and can’t wait to see him again tomorrow. (That’s right, I leave on America on Tuesday but don’t get back to Newcastle until Wednesday lunchtime, really!) And since I’ll be in flight and in transit all today and not writing, you may have a special guest post for tomorrow!
On our first weekend in Newcastle we went out to Tynemouth Castle. The castle is about 30 minutes outside of Newcastle but it’s easily accessible via the Metro. It’s also located on a rocky headland named Pen Bal Crag which makes me giggle.
Basically it’s a moated castle, gatehouse and keep combined with the ruins of a Benedictine priory where the early kings of Northumbria were buried.
The castle and grounds housed soldiers until the 1960s and was heavily armed during WWI and WWII.