MAP TITLE: A2 - Mablethorpe - Hull
START: 7:45 Mablethorpe Promenade
FINISH: 5::00 Brough
DATE: 4th July
MILEAGE PLANNED: 65.31
MILEAGE TRAVELLED 81.4
Last night I camped here which is at the back of the Mablethorpe promenade. It is a park that is dedicated to those lost in war. There's a grassy area by the car park that is used for free by motorhomes etc..
|I met up with the couples in these motorhomes. They holiday|
and travel together and invited me to camp with them.
|Emergency tent :-)|
It was so warm that I decided not to put my tent up and instead sleep out on my mats and sleeping bag. Big mistake a thunderstorm hit and I had to make a run for it with my kit into that shelter above. It wasn't very comfortable, but I didn't notice I was very tired and soon fell asleep.
I woke in the morning to find the rain had been very fierce as my sleeping bag was soaked through from the knees down. Fortunately down stays pretty warm even when wet, one up for down. I was up for 6 and packed by 6:45 and on my way to find some breakfast.
|I found him on the road and had to do a double take, I have|
adopted him as someone else to talk to his name is "SSSid" of course!
|I found breakfast here, on the promenade.|
they had opened up early. What better advertisement than the
cook seen here eating his own food!
|Inside the cafe a very welcoming host|
|some shots of St Helens Church|
|I stopped here to use the loo, they have peacocks running all over the place.|
|The new sea defenses at Humberside|
|I thought I would have to double back but fortunately I found a gap in the fence!|
|The home of Young's seafood|
cycling towards it I could smell the fish!
|Lying back in some grass looking at the sky|
|This turned out to be a mistake I was bitten badly,|
it turns out i was sharing a home with an ants nest
|The train crossing at Ulceby|
|Ulceby boats a church on it's sign but the real one needs repair!|
|Thornton Abbey train station|
|poppys line the fields here|
|The Gatehouse to the Abbey in the distance|
|At the Abbey entrance £4.00 reasonable especially if I like it.|
|View of the gatehouse entrance|
|After all that I couldn't get into the Abbey, nowhere safe to lock a bike.|
Ulla the attendant kindly took a photo of me
|Approaching the Humber|
|I met a gentleman in shorts and a Bowler Hat,|
I commented how nice the hat was.
|over the humber and off to Brough|
|My accommodation in Brough|
|What a beautiful home|
|Shirley and John Littlefair|
amazing hosts and vegetarians
|Not forgetting Poppy|