I finally do make it to Berwick upon Tweed on our way to Newcastle

Tuesday 25 September 2018

If you have been following the blog, you will have realised that due to Storm Ali last Wednesday (19/9/18) I was not able to get to Berwick upon Tweed and onto to Lindisfarne from there. It just so happened that our choir made Berwick its lunch stop on the way to Newcastle. It was very windy, and the only safe place was a café or an antique shop! I did so want to go into the Sinners Café, but it was closed – maybe a sign that we, the members of the Australian Welsh Male Choir are all angels on this choir trip? There was also lovely stuff in the shops but no room in the bags and no time to buy and anyway – we weren’t on this trip to buy but to sing. Finally, we made it to Newcastle to the Copthorne Hotel on the Tyne river. Our rooms were superb, and all looked out over the river. This was our base for two nights as we prepared to sing with the Backworth Male Voice Choir tomorrow – Wednesday 26 September – for our third concert of the tour.

getting ready to leave Edinburgh

Getting ready to leave Edinburgh – it’s a job to ensure all bags are counted and make it on the bus!

Berwick upon Tweed

One of the café in Berwick upon Tweed

sinners cafe closed

This is where I wanted to have lunch!

lovely sign in vintage shop

Is it all getting too much for me that I find this lovely sign in one of the shops in Berwick appealing to my spirit?

hotel 3
our home for the next two nights
Newcastle hotel 1
the view looking left out the window
newcastle hotel 2
looking right – a beautiful afternoon

 

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