Thursday, July 30, 2009


Spoke to Dad tonight. He is now at Wells-next-the-sea. Weather has been better today even though there are has still been a few very short sharp showers which caused some localised flooding. Dad is back camping tonight and has found a nice camp-site in Wells. He got to the camp-site about 3.00 pm so has had a leisurely afternoon and even had time to buy and read a paper - anyone would think he was on his holidays!!!

So back to Wednesday which wasn't one of the best days out on the road. It had been a wet and windy day. He had left Ingoldmells and headed past Butlins holiday camp and into Skegness. He did contemplate cycling to Gibraltar Point and may be he would have on a better day ... but instead he headed off to Boston and into a head wind (for 90% of the time he was riding on his smallest ring and not getting very far very fast!!). From there it was on Skeldyke, Fossdyke, Saracen's Head and Long Sutton. He then headed off through the lanes to Saddle Bow and into King's Lynn.

This morning he headed off from King's Lynn and breakfast was a bottle of coke and two bananas in from the Co-op in South Wootton. From there he headed off via Sandringham (he should have popped in for a coffee!), Dersingham, Snettisham, Heacham, Hunstanton and Branchester. He stopped for lunch in Burnham Norton and as the weather was looking like it could change at anytime he sat and ate his lunch in St Margaret Church yard. Well the heavens opened and there was thunder and lightening so Dad sought shelter in the Church - along with a load of other people! He got chatting to a couple who had been walking the Norfolk Coast Path. Once the weather had cleared up Dad headed off onto and Holkham and Holkham Hall into Well-next-the-sea.

If the weather stays nice Dad is going to walk down and along the coast.

Tomorrow is he heading for Great Yarmouth area. Just been looking up Caravan & Camping Club sites for him on the internet. It's a full time job being Dad's PA!!

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