MAP TITLE: A3 - HULL TO CLOUGHTON
FINISH: 8:00 pm
DATE: 5th July and 6th July
MILEAGE PLANNED: 69
MILEAGE TRAVELLED: 102
I stayed in Brough last night with Shirley and John Littlefriar, both keen cyclists solo and on a tandem. Brough was a little way out of my original course but I was looking forward to visiting. I found the way to their road but missed the house and then doubled back to find John waving me down.
|John Littlefriar and I|
I woke up early to cook breakfast after Shirley had set everything ready and I bid them farewell for an early start.
|John Littlefriar and poppy a dog they were sitting for |
|The riverside walk a lovely to the Humber Bridge from Brough|
|The Humber in site|
|A view from under the Humber Bridge|
|I found a carboot!|
|Almost every village here seems to have|
a scarecrow competition!
I am sitting here listening to a classical concert in the Spa Complex. I feel transported back in time the orchestra are playing land of the mountain and flood by Hamish Macgunn. I am heading off to scotland and this music will travel with me.
The orchestra is a 10 piece arrangement and I am amazed at their versatility, if i close my eyes my ears teĺl me there are far more. The audience is mainly retirees which is a shame because i feel a much younger audience would be spellbound.
The pace has picked up and they are playing the nutcracker suite and i am instantly transported into a world of wooden soldiers and toys.
One of the guest musicians lisa featherston is playing a jazz inspired take on my funny valentine by rogers and hammerstein and i am once more transported finding myself in a seedy speakeasy heavy with smoke and cool characters with black hats and dark eyes accompanied by fast women and tragic poets.
I am leaving halfway through the show as I have to be up early tomorrow and in dire need of rest.
|The Scarbrough Orchestra|
|Announcing Captain Sydney Smith Bridge! To get|
to the lighthouse.
|The lighthouse approach|
|Lots of fishing boats still in scarborough|
|The Esplanade - I won't ever go back|