This weekend my husband is working in Hull, so I decided to come along for the ride as I've never visited this neck of the woods before. Not that I'm intending to do any sightseeing. I'm still in the aftermath of the Xmas flu bug and I've got a knee injury, so I'm pleasantly holed up in the Premier Inn (just as good as Lenny Henry says in the adverts, and only £29 per night) - with a top floor view of the Humber as it courses along towards the estuary. I've got a pile of books and a newspaper to read, and two poems to work on so I am in seventh heaven. However, I've still not picked up my pencil yet, I'm such an excellent procrastinator.....
The wind is whipping up a storm outside and the river is phenomenal - so wild and wide, I could watch it all day
There are many interesting things to see in Hull, including -
the statue to Philip Larkin at Paragon railway station
the slavery museum in Wilberforce House
the house where Andrew Marvell spent part of his childhood
the Spurn Lightship
I'll be back to explore in May when the weather improves and my husband is working here again. Now I'll get on with those poems.....after I've checked on the river.....