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... than it looks on TV but when we looked at our pictures it looked larger than life as well. I leant on the bar where Claude Greengrass and all the others drank, but was served by a young lass who wasn't a patch on Gina.
Although it was a miserable day the Moors, just like the Dales, are lovely in any weather.
Trip to Whitby tomorrow and maybe a train ride to Middlesbrough.
I have just been 'up pub' and had 2 pints of cider in fronts of an open fire with the locals and their dogs! Yes, the dogs were there too enjoying the warmth of the fire! They were advertising the bonfire night and hog roast..pity I shall miss it! I have really enjoyed my time in Yorkshire.The B&B has been excellent and I met up with two more of my school friends. We visited Castle Howard which is one ...
... which increased in intensity during the day. This is realy a nice way of saying " it bloody poured down " We did not mind as it gave us a good excuse just to stay in Charlie and relax. Thoroughly enjoyed our day, some reading and some sleeping and even some tellie to look at.
Woke up to a lovely clear and sunny day yesterday. Our plans were to drive to our friends home John and Christine, who we met in Wales earlier on our trip, and visit them for a few days. Also ...
... which has only been washed by rain.
Just over half way at Kilometre 15 I stopped for pub grub at The Lion Inn, a pub that has been on the same site since 1553. Now that's a few pints back! A good jacket potato with tuna mayo replentished my calorie battery to keep me going for another 14kms.
With 11kms left of the day...finally it appeared: the North Sea. The End - visually achieved.
It was all downhill ...
... My people had some other ideas. One day they sat me down and said I had to pack only the most important things, because we were going to live on the boat! Apparently they had been whispering about this for months behind my tail, Ruta choosing a destination and Alfred – how to get there. So there was nothing else left for me, but to reinvent my dreams and hope to become a first Golden retriever to sail around the world.