Off in Newcastle I walked about 1.4 miles to the Clifton House (which I would recommend to anyone). Despite my early arrival the owner welcomed me heartily, offered me coffee, drew a map of the immediate area with recommendations for dinner etc., and welcomed me to make myself completely at home in the common areas.
I stowed my luggage in my top floor room with skylight (though I will move to a smaller room tomorrow) and began my city walk. Took in Life Centre, Great Northern Museum, Discovery Centre, The Biscuit Factory, a look at a portion of the original city wall, a planetarium show and a walk along the quayside.
Tomorrow I shall limit myself to buses and other forms of public transit. My feet are gradually recovering.
University of Northumbria
Clifton House, my Temporary Home