A trip back to Northumberland UK after nearly 20 years away, some things had changed, some remained the same…
north east coast and forest parks of england
We explore Kielder Water and Forest Park, our favourite haunt of the 90’s for camping and getting away from it all.
A trip to Whitby then back up the North East coast stopping at Druridge Bay, Coldingham Sands, Bamburgh then Eyemouth across the border.
19 YEARS AWAY…
We left for Spain in 2004 never returning to the UK until now, much has changed. This was our discovery trip, a visit to help us know if we’d made the right decision and if returning ‘home’ may be an option after spending so many years away.
Expectations vs reality – full story
NORTHUMBERLAND COASTAL SEA AND SNOW
It’s easy to forget about the UK weather and how changeable it can be. A trip up the coast saw us in for a light dusting of snow on the sandy beaches of Druridge bay.
Being home was a reminder of what we’d left behind and it stirred up a few memories. We’d moved to start a new life but there was a strange feeling of acceptance as soon as we arrived in the UK.
A green forest floor was a bit of a novelty, we welcomed the cold air and a drizzle of rain which was so different to the Mediterranean climate we’re used to. Being home was wet but it was great at the same time.
Being accepted as a Brit is something you take for granted when you are there but after so long away I felt that we slipped straight back in to being ‘home’
Our UK visit was a real eye opener, seeing both sides of the story from a quality of life perspective actually left us with more questions than answers – this was the biggest surprise. The only thing we do know is that we’ll be back to England permanently at some stage, the big question is when.