30 January, 2013

Today consisted mostly of the drive from Edinburgh to York, but there were two side trips that made the long drive worth it.  The first was pretty quick, in a border town called Jedburgh.  There we found another abandoned abbey.   I know, it's another ruin, but I love them.

With a short drive, we were headed back into England.

After that, we made a stop I've been waiting most of my life to see.  Hadrian's Wall.  It was raining, and hailing, but we made the trek up to the top of a hill to view the fort of Housesteads and the wall itself.  And when I say hail, I mean we were soaked to the bone and pelted with ice.  It was horrible, but at the same time, wonderful.  We had the fort to ourselves and just enough time to see the ancient Roman ruins before we fell asleep.

That last picture shows the actual wall.  It was short, but just needed to define the boundary.  Everything else was about the fort.  It was lovely and freezing, but I'm so glad I went.

I want to leave you with one final images...this is the one of the city gates of York.  Beautiful when all lit up.


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    1. So glad! If you had any idea how soaked we were...well the raindrops on my lens should tell you something was off.

  2. Love these photos! Hope you continue to have a great trip. Can't wait to hear about the trip when you get back.

    1. Thanks Mary! I wish so much you had been able to come with us. Drinks when I get back!