We managed to grab a couple of days away for Paul's birthday. I coped with the journey and the walking which was good as I wanted to test what I could and couldn't do.
Sutton on Sea - yes I did take off my shoes and paddle, avoiding the many jellyfish stranded on the damp sand. It rained, we got wet, we laughed and shared a late lunch of a bag of chips in the car.
The summer bedding was wonderful. We had tea and cake as an afternoon treat.
, The remains of the castle include part of the moat. It was a hexagonal castle, built in the 13th century.
The castle was inherited through marriage by John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. He and his first wife Blanche lived at the castle in the 1360s and their son Henry, later King Henry IV, was born there in 1367. The castle was besieged and destroyed in 1643 by Parliamentarian troops during the Civil War. Parts of the church below were also destroyed at this time.
I would have liked to have visited a friend who lives further south in Lincolnshire but there just wasn't time on this very short trip. Next time, if you are reading this.
It was good to be somewhere else for a while before I find out what the next stage of my treatment may be.
All for now.