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The map above shows some, but not all, of my meanderings around Newcastle over the last day and one half. I did manage to take public transit today in the form of the Metro and a Sightseeing bus but there was still considerable walking not shown on this map.
Suffice to say, my feet are tired, I'm in for the night and off to Edinburgh by train tomorrow.
This is one half of my cozy room, the unseen half has two other beds, a dresser and a wardrobe.
I am scheduled to fly out of Edinburgh to Heathrow on Friday so the ash cloud may play a part in my fate. Fortunately my travel insurance provides compensation for any added expenses incurred as a result but I'd rather not have to deal with it. I noted that BMI flights were still scheduled as of this morning but I'll make periodic checks.
The wind, though a regular feature of this area, has been excessive with Scotland getting gusts over 100mph. Perhaps it will blow the ash into France before I fly.
Not much in the way of photos today; the weather was a mix of downpours, wind, and lovely sunny breaks - completely unpredictable. I bought a day ticket on the Metro and ventured to some of the suburban stops, one being Heworth where I took this picture in the older part of the cemetery. There is a cemetery near my lodging which is in a total shambles, stones toppled and broken, overgrown with weeds, litter strewn everywhere. I found it sad that the oldest parts are so neglected, quite unlike what we find in Canada.
Near my lodging