rosevalleynb (rosevalleynb) wrote,

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They weren't kidding when they advertised the trip as a 'mini-cruise'. Seriously, out of the three days we were away, we spent exactly 5 hours of it in Newcastle. The rest of the time was spent on the ship, eating, drinking (G. drinking with me throwing longing glances at his beer when I don't even like beer), and gambling (won 20 euros at blackjack. Woot woot!). It was fun, and 'gezellig' as we Dutch would call it. However, staying on a boat for such long periods of time is not for me. I don't have the sea legs and that queasy feeling in my stomach just wouldn't go away.

Now, don't get me wrong about the time spent in Newcastle. It was more than enough time to explore the highlights and get some shopping done. And have time watch a part of the Leicester City vs Stoke City match in a pub. And sit by the quayside, soaking up the sun. Yeah, Newcastle was fun, but not exciting in the sense of the culture of architecture. And unfortunately for G., the stereotypical Geordie boys and girls didn't show their faces until it was time for us to go back to the port. So we missed out on that as well.

I have to admit that I had a cold and my head felt as if it was stuffed with wool (still have a cold and still feel it), and G. was starting to show signs of a cold as well, so we weren't at the top of our urban exploration game. So it's quite possible that we missed out on some grand things or didn't experience it as we should have had.

Oh well, better luck next time.

The weather was beautiful by the way. Ice cold, but sunny and a clear blue sky. Nothing of the 'Beast from The East' weather that's taken over Britain. I guess we were lucky on that front.

A few pics below the cut. I have more, but for some reason, LJ doesn't allow me to upload them and I'm too impatient and annoyed to figure out why.

On a positive note, G. seems like he's thawing to the idea of a road trip across Great Britain. He even suggested we visit York this Easter just to get 'a feel' of it all. Fingers crossed!
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