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John Robert McNally - AKA "John Mac" - "The Mac" - "Macman"
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024 - Rothbury, Northumberland, UK – 2017.
Thursday 24/August – 2017.
Rothbury To Thropton, Northumberland, UK - 2017.

As part of our weekly walks myself, and friends, Tony Tweddle, Ray Pallan & John Finlay, set out on our walk from Rothbury to Thropton, Then back to Rothbury again.
We spent around 3 hours here in total, walking on this round trip.
We headed a short walk along the River Coquet, then crossing a bridge we took one of the beautiful country walks along the beautiful farmland areas, which was an excellent place to get some good photos of this beautiful area.

We eventually came into Thropton, myself and Ray took the opportunity to spend around 20 minutes resting our legs on the village seat while waiting for a bus back to Rothbury, as both of us were having lots of pain in our hips.
Twed & Fid walked back to Rothbury, and we met them there.
Myself and Ray took the opportunity of walking around the village of Rothbury, taken photos while we waited for Twed & Fid to get back.

I always take my little Lumix camera with me, just to record our walks by taken photos while on the move.
Just to think, only about 34 miles from my home I can be into some beautiful countryside, within around a 45-minute drive.
Once we get there, we park the car and set off on our walk, always ending our walk with a beautiful pint of shandy in a local pub, along with a snack
**Just One Of The Beautiful Walks We Have Within The North Of England, UK, So Close To Our Homes***
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023 – Elsdon, Northumberland, UK - 2017.

Friday 18/August – 2017.

Elsdon, Northumberland, UK - 2017.

As part of our weekly Friday breakfast run outs, myself and friends John Moore & John MacPhail, set out up to the beautiful village of Elsdon, Northumberland. We spent around 2 hours here in total, walking between having breakfast and looking around this beautiful little village of Elsdon. Today while out on our usual Friday breakfast run, with my two friends John MacPhail & John Moore, we had a drive up into the beautiful Northumberland Countryside, and called into the very quaint Elsdon Cyclists Café, had a great pot of coffee and beautiful Sausage Sandwich, the owner of the café came out and had a good old chat with us. This place is very friendly, with great food and good prices, a great stopping off point for cyclist and basically anyone who wants to drop in. Great selection of cycling memorabilia.

Today while out on our usual Friday breakfast run, with my two friends John MacPhail & John Moore, we had a drive up into the beautiful Northumberland Countryside, and called into the very quaint Elsdon Cyclists Café, had a great pot of coffee and beautiful Sausage Sandwich, the owner of the café came out and had a good old chat with us. This place is very friendly, with great food and good prices, a great stopping off point for cyclist and basically anyone who wants to drop in. Great selection of cycling memorabilia.

We spent around 2 hours here in total, walking between having breakfast and looking around this beautiful little village of Elsdon. Today while out on our usual Friday breakfast run, with my two friends John MacPhail & John Moore, we had a drive up into the beautiful Northumberland Countryside, and called into the very quaint Elsdon Cyclists Café, had a great pot of coffee and beautiful Sausage Sandwich, the owner of the café came out and had a good old chat with us. This place is very friendly, with great food and good prices, a great stopping off point for cyclist and basically anyone who wants to drop in. Great selection of cycling memorabilia.

Then on our way back home, we stopped off at Winter's Gibbet, a Historical Landmark, at a little known and out-of-the-way location in Northumberland, just outside Elsdon. Continuing our journey home we briefly stopped off roadside for a quick photo of Wallington Hall and The Four Dragons Heads at Cambo, Northumberland. I always take my little Lumix camera with me, just to record our walks by taken photos while on the move. Just to think, only about 35 miles from my home I can be into some beautiful countryside, within around a 45-minute drive.

**Just One Of The Beautiful Walks We Have Within The North Of England, UK, So Close To Our Homes***
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022 – Amble To Hauxley, Northumberland, UK - 2017.
Thursday 17/August – 2017.

Amble To Hauxley, Northumberland, UK - 2017.

As part of our weekly walks myself, and friends, Tony Tweddle, Ray Pallan & John Finlay, set out on our walk from Amble to Hauxley, Northumberland. We spent around 3 hours here in total, walking between Amble & Hauxley.

On our way looking around the small fishing village of Amble. Then heading a short walk outside the village, took one of the beautiful country walks along the beautiful coastline, along the beautiful sand dunes, which was an excellent place to get some good photos of this beautiful area.

We eventually came into Low Hauxley, we took the opportunity to spend around 20 minutes resting our legs on the village seat, before continuing into the Hauxley Nature Reserve, for a look around this very beautiful National Trust Area.

Amble & Hauxley are beautiful little villages in Northumberland.

I always take my little Lumix camera with me, just to record our walks by taken photos while on the move. Just to think, only about 35 miles from my home I can be into some beautiful countryside, within around a 45-minute drive. Once we get there, we park the car and set off on our walk, always ending our walk with a beautiful pint of shandy in a local pub, along with a snack

**Just One Of The Beautiful Walks We Have Within The North Of England, UK, So Close To Our Homes***
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021 - Wark, Northumberland, UK - 2017.

Thursday 10/August – 2017.

Wark, Northumberland, UK - 2017.

As part of our weekly walks myself, and friends, Tony Tweddle, Ray Pallan & John Finlay, set out on our walk in Wark, Northumberland.

We spent around 3 hours here in total, walking around Wark, as we spent time in the Village of Wark.

Then heading a short walk outside the village, took one of the beautiful country walks, taking us along some beautiful walkways, and along The North Tyne River, which was an excellent place to get some good photos of this beautiful area.

Wark is a beautiful little village in Northumberland.

I always take my little Lumix camera with me, just to record our walks by taken photos while on the move. Just to think, only about 35 miles from my home I can be into some beautiful countryside, within around a 45 minute drive. Once we get there, we park the car and set off on our walk, always ending our walk with a beautiful pint of shandy in The Black Bull a local pub back in the village, on this very hot day.

**Just One Of The Beautiful Walks We Have Within The North Of England, UK, So Close To Our Homes***
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020 - Alnwick, Northumberland, UK - 2017.

Thursday 27/July – 2017.

Alnwick, Northumberland, UK - 2017.

As part of our weekly walks myself, and friends, Tony Tweddle, Ray Pallan & John Finlay, set out on our walk in Alnwick, Northumberland.

We spent around 3 here, walking around Alnwick, as we spent time in the Town of Alnwick.

Then heading a short walk outside the town, took one of the beautiful country walks, taking us behind Alnwick Castle, which was an excellent place to get some good photos of this beautiful castle.

Alnwick is a beautiful medieval market town in Northumberland, with its beautiful twisting cobbled streets.

Alnwick Castle was the location for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.

I always take my little Lumix camera with me, just to record our walks by taken photos while on the move. Just to think, only about 37 miles from my home I can be into some beautiful countryside, within around a 45 minute drive. Once we get there, we park the car and set off on our walk, always ending our walk with a sandwich and coffee.

**Just One Of The Beautiful Walks We Have Within The North Of England, UK, So Close To Our Homes***
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019 - Seaton Sluice To Whitley Bay, Northumberland Coast, UK - 2017.

Thursday 20/July – 2017.

Seaton Sluice To Whitley Bay, Northumberland Coast, UK - 2017.

As part of our weekly walks myself, and friends, Tony Tweddle, Ray Pallan & John Finlay, set out on our walk on from Seaton Sluice to Whitley Bay, on the Northumberland Coast.

We spent around 3 here, but actually walking on a roundtrip of 1 hour.

As today this was a total washout, we had to abandon our walk, due to fairly heavy rain. As we had plans of exploring this area from Blyth to Whitley Bay, so after too much rain, we just gave up.

This is another beautiful area, which is a short distance from our homes, so one day we may come back and complete this walk.

I always take my little Lumix camera with me, just to record our walks by taken photos while on the move. Just to think, only about 15 miles from my home I can be into some beautiful countryside, within around a 30 minute drive. Once we get there, we park the car and set off on our walk, always ending our walk with a sandwich and coffee.

**Just One Of The Beautiful Walks We Have Within The North Of England, UK, So Close To Our Homes***
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018 - Keswick, Cumbria, UK - 2017.
Saturday 15/July – 2017.

Keswick, Cumbria, UK - 2017.

As part of our weekly walks myself, and friends, Ray Pallan, Anne McVeigh, John Finlay, Maureen Finlay, & John Moore, had arranged an extra walk this week to The Lake District.

As in Winlaton, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, there is an organised day outing by coach, organised by a local group/organisation, this is on every year.

So we applied for 6 seats and joined the lovely local like-minded people, for a great day out in Keswick, Cumbria. We spent around 5 hours here walking on a roundtrip route on this beautiful walk within The Lake District.

We walked around Lake Derwentwater, which is only a short walk (10 Minutes) outside of Keswick. We had little showers and drizzle, off and on all day, we stopped off part of the way around for a short break, having our sandwiches, then later on at The Mary Mount, for tea/coffee/lager and light snacks.

The total round trip took us from 11:00 am To 4:00 pm, that was around 10 mile, after finishing the walk, we headed for Wetherspoons in Keswick for beer (I Had 1 Pint & Half Of Stella), my friends had a selection of different food from the menu, “And They Did Not Like It”.

We left Keswick by coach at 6:00 pm, arriving back in Winlaton, Gateshead Tyne & Wear at 8:30 pm. My legs where killing me, the pain was cramping my legs up by the time I got home, (As I Should Of Known Better, As I Have Problems With My Knee & Hip).

I always take my little Lumix camera with me, just to record our walks by taken photos while on the move. Just to think, only about 91 miles from my home I can be into some beautiful countryside, in The Lake District, within around a 2 hour’s drive.

**Just One Of The Beautiful Walks We Have Within The North Of England, UK, So Close To Our Homes***
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017 – Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK - 2017.
Thursday 13/July – 2017.

Haltwhistle, Northumberland, UK - 2017.

As part of our weekly walks myself, and friends, Maureen Finlay, Ray Pallan & John Finlay, set out on our walk on The Lambley Viaduct Walk, Northumberland.

We spent around 3 hours here walking on a roundtrip route on this beautiful walk within Northumberland.

The landmark was built in 1852 and consists of 9 arches standing at a height of 35 metres (110 feet) above the South Tyne River. Once you reach the viaduct , you ascend to the bottom by steps and handrail, the view of this bridge is fantastic from the bottom.

I always take my little Lumix camera with me, just to record our walks by taken photos while on the move.

Just to think, only about 42 miles from my home I can be into some beautiful countryside, within around a 45 minute drive.

Once we get there, we park the car and set off on our walk, always ending our walk with a sandwich and coffee.

**Just One Of The Beautiful Walks We Have Within The North Of England, UK, So Close To Our Homes***
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Norway’s Midnight Sun Cruise – 2017.

Thomson’s TUI Celebration.

From Sunday 11/June To Sunday 25/June – 2017.

Travelling with my 3 friends John Moore, John Finlay, Maureen Finlay, & of course myself John Robert McNally = (John Mac) I went on my first ever cruise this year through Thomson’s, we did a 15 night cruise which was called “Norway’s Midnight Sun”.

This was a fantastic 2 weeks of cruising, and seeing some beautiful places along the way.

Sailing through the ever so beautiful Norwegian Fjords and visiting, Flam, Bergen, Hellesylt, Geiranger, Molde, Tromso, Honningsvåg, Harstad, Leknes, Alesund, before returning back to the UK.

Our cruise was on the beautiful ship TUI Celebration, the crew & staff were 100% fantastic.

The food, drinks, shows and everyone who helped to make this cruise a holiday to remember.

We loved this that much, we booked another cruise for 2018. Thomson’s Cruise’s = 100% +++.
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