There is really only one way to arrive at Berwick-upon-Tweed, and that is by train. From the south you go over Robert Stephenson's magnificent Royal Border Bridge, opened in 1850. Rail passengers get a good view, as the track bends a full ninety degrees on an embankment above the town before crossing the river. The embankment merges into the viaduct as it bends round. If this were a canal it would be one of the must-see places.
It's not difficult to get a shot of a train crossing the viaduct as this is the main East Coast line; and the viaduct is so long you have plenty of time to line up your camera!
The locomotive hauling these wagons (below) is "Drax Power Station". I can't think of any narrowboats with such a prosaic name - are there any?
We didn't just stare at the viaduct, we did a bit of walking too. Here we are with rain-spattered glasses and hat on the coast path.
Churnet - As planned, Brother Nº 3 and Wife met us at the Holly Bush Inn for a day's excitement. As hoped, the overnight rain died away at more or less the same time...
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