|River Wear looking north from the Old Elvet Bridge|
|River Wear looking south from Old Elvet|
|on the Old Elvet Bridge, looking up into town|
After lunch and a rest I took a long walk in a direction I hadn't gone before. And then, still itchy and wanting to enjoy the good weather, I decided to take a bus to Bishop Auckland, a town about 12 miles away through the countryside, in order to see Auckland Castle, home to Durham's Prince Bishops from the 12th century until just a few years ago. (I felt very brave doing this all by myself. Chris was enjoying a long Sunday afternoon nap and Caroline didn't feel like going anywhere.)
|12th century part of the building, originally a banqueting hall, now a chapel|
|nice view from inside the castle|
|inside the chapel (largest private one in Europe)|
Home, dinner, some reading, some dumb TV. A good day all-around.