|Roman bust at Vindolanda|
In common with the Anglo Saxon village we visited at West Stow in
|Experimental towers at Vindolanda|
|A photo looking down from the stone tower at |
Dave taking a photo back up
Once into the indoor museum, I was astounded at the quality and variety
|Reconstruction of a temple dedicated to water nymphs|
Near to the museum are three reconstructions: a typical house, a shop
|Swallows' nest under the cafe eaves|
The museum gardens are elegantly landscaped and used to be the private home of the man who began seriously excavating Vindolanda. We were led to find swallows nesting under the eaves by their yelling - can you just see a chick peeping out? There were yellow wagtails too. Our only other good sighting has been a particularly bold mistle thrush on our campsite.
Prior to Vindolanda we had strolled briefly around Haltwhistle, famous as
|Tim Foxall spatulas|
We are on the move again tomorrow morning. Not far this time, just about fifty miles, and next time I blog it will be from Appleby-in-Westmoreland.