Seven - Heading South
I had a long drive ahead of me, so after a quick breakfast, I was on
the road. On the way, I wanted to stop by the Angel
of the North, which I had read about at the hotel.
The Angel of the North
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Designed by Antony
Gormley, the Angel of the North is a contemporay sculpture located
in in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. It stands 66 feet tall and overlooks
the A1 freeway. The project began in 1994, finishing four years later
at a cost of £1 million, most of which was provided by the National
Lottery. Due to its height and the very windy nature of Northern England,
it was constructed to withstand winds up to 100mph. It is seen by over
150,000 visitors and more than 90,000 drivers each year.
The drive from Rothbury to Stratford-upon-Avon takes a little over
four hours . . most days. On this day I would not be so fortunate. A
major accident on the A1 that I would later leanr about on BBC Radio,
turned my trek into a 7.5 hour ordeal.
Finally rolling into Stratford, I quickly found the hotel and then
set out for dinner. It was a very long day and some pints were calling