Arriving back to Hull is often a strange one, it was our home for the first 20+ years of our lives but now it’s a place we visit to catch up with significant people in our lives.
Because we had arrived back a day early we had the opportunity to wander and there were many laughs to be had including the recollection of a Robbie Burns night some 17 years ago. Two guys that. Were with us took a tête-à-tête to the street, never to be forgotten, absolutely hilarious, it has become more so now since Alan decided to bring in the Bridget Jones quote of “it’s a fight, a real fight!” Maybe you had to be there!
After a very welcome afternoon nap it was out the the pub where we would start meeting people. It’s always good to see people, some we had seen recently others we had not seen since our last visit. A meal was to be consumed and there is nowhere better for a good vegetarian feast that’s Hitchcocks. This place provides some seriously fantastic food, even meat eater friends will enjoy. After lots of chatter, wine and laughter, the awful moment comes when it is time to say farewell to those you know you will not see for at least a couple of years, always ends in tears, but it has to be done.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn, Marina Hotel. It’s nothing mind blowing but it’s convenient and we slept so well. Breakfast was included and so we thought it was value for money. Eating out was pretty much the vegetarian option. Hull city centre is just not as we recalled it, there were no food places open at 10pm unless we jumped in a cab, very un-British I think. We visited Ye Olde White Heart for a drink, so devastating, the place really did have a urinal od our to it and red wine was on draught, I am sorry, call me a snob, but that is just wrong on so many levels. We popped in The Bonny Boat, and watched the local darts match, true story, just riveting and intense is our visits to Hull.
We had to farewell our families before heading off to the Ferry Terminal for our jaunt to Amsterdam!