Monday, July 20, 2009


Today Dad has been cycling with a friend (David). Tonight he his staying at David's in Morpeth hence the reason for being slightly inland.

Today has been a long day on the bike and they have been following Sustrans route 1 again. David knows the area so has been taking Dad off-roading on bridal paths and along the coast line pointing out old mines and open cast mining. They left Bamburgh this morning and headed for Seahouse, Bradnell, Newton-by-the-Sea, Craster where they stopped for coffee but the cafe was closed. Instead Dad had a fish cocktail - a big bowl for £2.00. Think I prefer a bacon sandwich myself!!! From there it was down into Alnmouth Warksworth, Amble and then into Morpeth,_Northumberland. Dad thought they had clocked up quite a few miles today but he worked it out at around 50 miles.

Last night they headed into Seahouses and had fish and chips and a pint. They also had one for the road in Bamburgh before getting back to the tent around 10.00ish!

Tomorrow he heads into the more industrial area of Tyne & Wear. Hoping towards the end of the week to meet up again with Pete Parkin (who he cycled with through the Lake District).

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