Sunday, January 14, 2007
From Hull, Hell and Halifax...
After blogging several times about the scarily-inept LibDem Council in Hull, I set foot in the city today with my youngest AJ.
In what passes for male bonding in our household, AJ and I often get on a train at a weekend, and usually travel to York, where we spend the day peering at steam engines at the Railway Museum, and then push buttons maniacally in the excellent York Model Railway.
Today we took our journey that bit further, and went to Hull to visit The Deep, the award-winning aquarium next to the Humber. I was pleasantly surprised by Hull - it has a fine Old Quarter and a vibrant pedestrianised shopping area (although the architecture naggingly reminded me of Billingham). Hull mixes old and new confidently, with one shopping arcade stretching out on a pier into the docks being particularly eye-catching.
Even with a Force Nine gale whipping off the North Sea, The Deep is excellent value and well-worth a visit.