Sunday, 22 August 2010
The Big Six O!
Now we don't have to go away in August, we choose not to - and just potter in the UK until all the children have back to school when its then OK to travel! So we went up to Berwick upon Tweed and the Borders for a few days - new territory for us and some quite stunning places to visit and wild scenery. We stayed in a lovely, restaurant with rooms / boutique hotel in Berwick called 1 SallyPort. Very well appointed rooms and a stunning menu, friendly and in the middle of town. A faded Georgian garrison town with walls to walk and some of the best castles and beaches within a short distance.
We visited Lindisfarne - very evocative and quite humbling when you think of its long history - small scale castle and lovely gardens. Then drove down to Bamburgh with its magnificent castle.
Next we went up to St Abbs Head, over the border. Wonderful cliffs and coastal paths now that the gannets have flown! Stunning rugged coast and interesting little village.
3 brilliant meals - Oblo in Eyemouth - and Sally Port. where the figs in palma ham then the halibut and finally the lemon posset were some of the best dishes I have had in a long while. To be recommended.