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There are four of Them: three girls and one boy, little stair-steps all. There are two of Us: best friends, co-parents and truly in love. The Six of us have epic adventures full of laughter and love, occasionally containing tears, but always together.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Beaches and Castles and Ramparts, Oh My!

Thursday morning we woke up to fabulous sunshine.  It was still very breezy and cold, but we decided to make the most of the sun and took a hike down to the beach.  We looked for rocks and shells and examined the tidal pools.  It was very windy and some of us (Leila) complained often that we were "about to blow away."  Many treasures were found along the beach and as we hiked back the children's pockets clinked loudly.

A hike back and some lunch later, we headed out to the ruins of a castle near Berwick-upon-Tweed.  It was an amazing castle and we could see that there would have been at least four stories to the main tower.  We explored and chatted and enjoyed each other and the beautiful day.


The kids really enjoyed running around, they played tig in the ruins and imagined that any space with four walls, or really the foundations of four walls, was a jail.  After we had thouroughly inspected the castle, we decided to head into the beautiful city of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Berwick-upon-Tweed is city that changed hands between the Scottish and the English a good many times.  When the English had finally got hold of it for the last time, they built a large wall surrounding the city.  Now it has been turned into a sort of raised park that has walking paths, grass, and steep drops into areas that have cannons sitting in them.  Walking on the ramparts does afford a beautiful view of the city and the ocean and with the sun out, we were happy to walk around them.

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