With a couple of sunny days (for a change) headed our way here, Barry and I decided to take a little road trip down to Newcastle. It's a small seaside town, but it was crammed full of tourists. We arrived after a two hours car ride where I got to drive for the first time here since we rented an automatic car for the journey. Trying to find an automatic here to rent is a challenge to say the least, but we did it.
Since our trip was so last minute, we didn't have a wonderful choice of hotels to stay at. Plus we wanted something cheapy cheap...which we definitely got. Here is our hotel...Hotel de Shit Hole (that's not really the name of it):
Even though it wasn't the Four Seasons, it had a phenomenal view (these were taken from our window).:
Here is where we took in the view.:
To get to our room with a view, we had to navigate the old hotel's maze of a layout where we had to go through a section directly above the kitchen where they "cooked" the "food." I use the quotations because we're still not convinced what they were cooking was food. It smelled like hot garbage as you can see from my delightful expression.:
Then, we took a walk where we spotted things like this:
Then, we watched this little fella (a Black Guillemot):