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Travel Blogs from Croft-on-Tees
... and we had a good laugh over things that had happened recently. After we left them to get their train back home we had a look at the map and decided heading east looked more attractive weather wise. So off we headed to Darlington in Durham. There was a Britstop in the area called the Foresters Arms which described itself as a very friendly local pub. We had heard that before and it hadn't quite lived up to its billing, however this time all ...
... why my relatives moved south.
We went to Durham which is a lovely town with a lot of activity around the historic centre. We wandered up and down the uneven streets of old Durham town which has many old old buildings.
After a late lunch we decided to leave Old Durham Town. Reminds me of a Roger Whittaker song.
We booked into the Premier Inn with free wifi. At least with Premier ...
... get as many points as you can. As you can probably guess the game gets quite intense, and involves lots of shouting.
We also enjoyed playing Monopoly, Cluedo, Uno and 20 questions throughout the week. But it wasn't all sitting around. On Thursday the sun was shinning and we got a good game of Badminton going. Unfortunately the ground was a bit too hard to get the badminton pegs in, so we had to have two of us hold up the nets while the other two played. ...
... Jill won't be on the back. Still feel like buckaroo though.
Steve and myself leave work about 1:45 and head to Derwentside Homes to meet Jill, when we arrive there is a group of people looking out the window to watch the spectacle of three bikes ride off, I'm sure some are well wishers for Jill's first real ride out. We leave sunny Greencroft and head of to the lakes on time-ish and everything packed.
We head across ...
... itch has improved.
Today has been the best one so far. The views beautiful and not as much hard work as the ones in the Lake District. And the weather was perfect, the track easy going and ended at such a beautiful village.
But now it's off to bed then another day following the River Swale - this time to Richmond where we get a rest day. Boy are we all looking forward to that? Hell yeah!
20km walked (190km total) 250m ascent, 405m descent