Douglas Diary Autumn Hols
Whistle stop tour of north east part three.
The day started with the same walk as yesterday, didn’t see the rabbit but had a good time, met a couple of new friends. Then it was back to Jim’s kennel for breakfast. Guess what, they had kippers and I had a handful of dried biscuits and water. They couldn’t stop remarking on how famous and how delicious the kippers were – in my hearing.
Then I was bundled into the boot of Jim’s short kennel and he drove us to Durham City. In fact, we only drove to the outskirts and then caught a shuttle bus (this is a fair size kennel) to take us to the centre. I was much admired by all the passengers. We are going to visit the world heritage site that is centred around another magnificent castle and a cathedral surrounded by charming period buildings and steep old cobbled streets all partly enclosed by the grand River Wear. We walked for miles – most of it! It was apparent that nearly everywhere was very dog friendly, drinking bowls were everywhere. My pets took me to cafes and to lunch in a lovely restaurant but of course I didn’t get any.
I was not allowed in certain places but I would expect this, see my photo today outside an entrance to the Castle which in fact is the home of Durham University.
In the afternoon, we went to South Shields – home of Catherine Cookson and the end of the Great North Run. Also the end of our excursions with Jim as tour director. For me this was another beautiful sandy beach beach but on which I was not allowed to step – until October!
There was however a lovely promenade and Coastal walk which we all enjoyed. I was quite tired by tea time and was happy to get back to Jim’s kennel for a rest. They were going out for an Indian they said.