Thursday 22nd December
The day started with a sight of a red squirrel, a rare treat these days. Today is our last full day here so we thought it would be a good idea to do a bit of shopping because we'll be travelling tomorrow, and Saturday will be one hell of a scrum at the shops. After the supermarket I thought I might have a look at the local B&Q with the idea of getting a workbench for the boat, but the local one was very small and didn't have the model I wanted.
We then decided to go to the seaside, so ended up at Newbiggin by the Sea. Nice little place with a new visitor's centre dedicated to the history of the local lifeboat. It may be a cliché, but when you see the hardships and heroism of the local fishmen (and women who played no small part) it gives you pause for thought.