After 19 nights in a tent and 17 nights under the clear Catalonian sky it was time to leave climbing in north-east Spain and fly out to a new place, Newcastle in UK. I swopped the outdoor life to indoor one and now I’m surrounded by people rather than trees, cars and buidlings insted of rocks and cliffs, what a contrast! But it’s nice to sleep in a proper bed again (thank you Ginny!).
So now I’ve heard about philosopher Hobbes at the university, had a nice but cold and windy walk to the coast, seen some amazing waves down there, been drinking beer in a park, eating cheese scones, found some old books at the library and gone to a reggae gigs, met nice people and a funny local geordie taxi driver. I’ve even been city-bouldering on a real english sandstone at Jesmond Dene! Very good weekend in a town indeed.
Next week I’ll start Vipassana meditation course. Looking forward to the silence again.