|This is pretty much the only photo I took on the east side of Newcastle while on the cycleway|
We had agreed to meet at Segedunum, but once I got there, I called the B&B in Tynemouth to tell them to ask her not to come, because by that point I realized how far I still had to go, but the room was locked and she wasn't answering the door but they didn't think she'd left. Turns out, she did get to Segedunum, Wallsend and I wasn't hearing my phone, because after refilling my water bottle and snarfing down some ice cream, I continued on to Tynemouth, which was another 5+ miles away. Finally we straightened everything out and she got back to Tynemouth and we had some divine fish and chips.
As I was biking along near the former shipyards along the River Tyne, almost every signpost said Tynemouth, 5 miles. So some of them were wrong, and it was getting nutty. Once I got up the last hill in Tynemouth, I should've been overwhelmed with English Heritage and the Tynemouth Priory, but I just wanted to take a shower. By that point, I was questioning the English ability to accurately measure distances, and I couldn't get the shower on -- turns out, I had to flip a switch outside the bathroom in order to get the water heater to even release the water in the shower. Who knew. If I didn't know better, I'd think they were slightly backward with all of the switches everywhere here.
So mom and I were happily reunited, had fish and chips, and walked around Tynemouth.
|This was seriously great fish and chips|