Waking up to a nice sunny day (by complete surprise, as rain was forecast), we enjoy the freshly cooked breakfast at the hotel, and pose quickly for a photo. We’d gladly stop here again for a charge! (and a bit of a longer stay…)
Before heading to Newcastle for the ferry, we explore the area. There’s a 27 mile cycle track around “Kielder Water”, which is apparently the largest man made lake in Northern Europe. Unfortunately there’s no cycle hire at the south side of the lake, and we don’t want to waste charge to go to the northern side. So the kids cycle, and we walk.
The electricity for last night’s charge came from the hydro-electric station at the dam. 6 MegaWatt of clean power generated here!
Unfortunately we have to make our way to the ferry, but we definately want to come back here! We stop for lunch in Hexham, where we park the car at the local Nissan dealer for a quick “top-up” charge and walk into town (there’s also a rapid charger in Hexham, but we don’t actually need the charge as we still have 80%).
The local Nissan dealer is very enthusiastic about the LEAF, which is clearly shown on his display model 🙂
After lunch we board the ferry, and this time it’s my turn for the window seat!