Sunday, October 28, 2007

Half Term in Durham

All across England, students below university level had last week off from school, so we rented a car and drove north on Sunday. Having selected the smallest automatic vehicle possible (a Nissan Micra), Dave affectionately nicknamed it "Speed Buggy." (Remember that cartoon from the 70s?) Here it is parked at the Craigmhor Lodge for the one night we stayed in Pitlochry, Scotland. Given that Chris had the entire back seat to himself, he actually did have enough room.

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Keith's flat in Durham was our base for the rest of the week. (Formerly at Loyola, Keith is now at the University of Durham. He was here for our September BBQ, and there is an earlier blog entry on that.) On Monday morning I toured Durham Cathedral, and in the afternoon Chris and I explored the town while Dave spoke at the CS Departmental Seminar. We especially enjoyed our time at the small Museum of Archaeology, located in a former mill on the beautiful River Wear.

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