Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Norman's Bay (Eastbourne)

Just spoke to Dad. He is pitched up on the campsite at Norman's Bay. Got there about 4.00 pm. Had a good day today out on the bike. Weather has been great and the route has been pretty flat so he made good time.

Today's route took him into Folkestone (via the steep hill from the campsite) and then he picked up Route 2 which took him through the gardens and along them Prom. It was then onto Hythe and then Dymchurch where he went and had a look around the light railway. Unfortunately he didn't get a photo of the train as it had just left the station! From there it was onto New Romney and the marshlands http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romney_Marsh and then to Lydd http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydd. Dad was telling me about when he used to catch planes from Lydd Airport to France. He would cycle down from Stoke to Lydd (usually took them 2 days) catch the plane out to Le Touquet cycle around for a couple of weeks and then catch the plane back and then cycle home! The airline they flew with was Silvercity Airways and the planes were Bristol Freighter http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Freighter which would take a couple of cars and several bikes. From Lydd it was onto Camber and then Rye where he picked up an all day breakfast as he'd missed out on a bacon buttie in the morning. After lunch he cycled through Winchelsea and out to Cliff End. It was then uphill to Fairlight and Hasting Country Park http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastings_Country_Park . It was then into Hastings (which was very touristy) and then along the front to Bexhill (which was much nicer place) and on into Norman's Bay http://www.villagenet.co.uk/pevenseylevels/villages/normansbay.php.

Tonight's tea (after a shop in Tesco) is cup-a-soup, beef curry and green beans followed by banana and custard. I reckon he just looks for a tin that says curry on it because he knows that will not be dog food!

Tomorrow he is heading off to Bognor Regis.

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