Come with Russ and me as we walk 84 miles coast-to-coast across northern England, following the remains of Emperor Hadrian's amazing fortress....Judy
May 12 -- Flight To London
Well, the great adventure has begun. We've been walking every morning in anticipation of this long-distance hike and are excited about seeing the British countryside up close. We have been to the UK many times, but are usually driving. This will be different and fun!
It was a real chore to keep our two suitcases below 44 pounds each. That is the limit Contours-(our booking company) has given us for transporting our luggage every day. So Russ's was 44 lbs. and mine was 43! How's that for calling it close? Sometimes a little OCD comes in handy!
Our flight connections weren't the best, we flew to San Francisco first and then non-stop to London, Heathrow. I've been dreading the 10-hour flight, but it was uneventful and actually went by pretty fast. Our plane landed about 7:00 AM on Wednesday. We will spend several days in London to get used to the time change, then will take the train north to Newcastle.
Next Entry: Saturday May 16, Day 1.
Hadrians Wall Beginning of our trip