Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay

A lovely start to my day today opening cards and gifts from my wonderful children and feeling the love.

Around 11am we leave Strawberry Hill Farm campsite and head towards our next stop at Seaton Sluice. It’s a camping and motorhome site so there’s a 1pm hard limit on arrival time.

We decide to stop at a NT place on the way called Seaton Delaval Hall. It’s the bare bones of a large house which was damaged by a huge fire back 200 years ago. Plenty to look at though wandering through its rooms.

We wander around the gardens before heading onto Old Hartley campsite which is situated right next to the coastal path overlooking the North Sea. It’s a great spot but a strange design. You have to drive over grass to get to the hardstanding pitch and it’s sodden and muddy. We nearly get stuck again so move to a second pitch that’s easier to access.

We enjoy lunch in the van eventually rousing ourselves to walk along the coastal path into Seaton Sluice. Try all four of its pubs before heading back to the van for dinner. T has made a sausage casserole in the slow cooker which we enjoy whilst watching Tom Hank’s suffer in Cast Away.


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