Friday, June 5, 2009

St Bees

Well Dad has made it to St. Bees which is a small place just below Whitehaven. St Bees is most famous for being the start of the Coast to Coast walk so Dad will know it well. It's the first day of rain and boy did it rain. At one point Dad nipped into a bus shelter to wring out his socks .... errrrrrrrrrrrrr the thought of putting wet socks back on!

He has probably clocked up around 40-50 miles. Weather was fine to Millom. Once it started raining Dad stopped off for elevenses (cup of tea and bacon bap!) hoping it would soon pass. However it didn't. So he headed off in the rain and then stopped off for lunch at Ravenglass - yet more tea but this time to warm up!! From Ravenglass he took the coastal road towards Seascale and Sellafield. For those not familiar Sellafield is the site of the first nuclear power station http://http//
I hope he didn't linger to long around Sellafield! He did say the coastal path was a lovely ride but I suppose it would have been even better in good weather.

Tent is pitched and he has just made something to eat while waiting for his pal to ride over and meet him. No doubt they will then be off to the pub later.

Edited to say just got a text to say pal has turned up and they are just off to pub :)

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