The Goathland Hotel
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- Pets allowed
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... Running with a GPS means I can roughly work out miles between checkpoints but Jon's maths mean you can never trust any distance given so I always expect an extra mile or 2 for good luck.
More Christmas cake and a good cuddle from Andy. Andy didn't want to hold me up, encouraging me by saying I'd made up 10 places. I was quite happy to be held up by him, literally! On I went and down hill. The first time I climbed this hill heading to Ravenscar I remember ...
Started of the day at the local gym with Jo. Then back home for a nice breakfast. Off to Bridlington for the afternoon to see John & Trish. Had s nice lunch at Rags. It was very nice overlooking the harbour just down from the wedding venue. After lunch we went for a walk thru the old town where they have just finished filming the Dad's Army movie. Back home for some takeaway Thai then a early night ready for New ...
We set off early to get to Bridlington with the assistance of Sally Sat Nav who took us through about 100 small towns with advertisements for fish and chips and seemingly nothing else (I was asleep most of the way though so don't take my word for it). Bridlington is a small coastal town the has a simple, quiet charm. We walked along the beach and watched the boats being prepared to go out. There were lots of people walking dogs ...
... which catered to both priests and nuns, it was laid waste by the Danes in 867. Eventual the ruins were rebuilt by an ex soldier turned monk. It flourished until 1540 when King Henry V111 ordered many such churches and Abbeys disolutioned. The ruins of the abbey were still an impressive land mark to many and are said to be one of the inspirations of Bram Stokers Dracula, standing in the ruins today you can very easily see how the imposing structures could inspire ...
... about getting Hoka's so asked a few people what they thought of their's and tried to remember which ones not to get as I wanted them slip away!
Up from the stream and onto to the Moor I forgot we headed down to the Lyke Wake route before we head up to the Cross. It was great to see John Vernon and Mark Dalton there, poor lads as this would be the last check point too so they would be out for a long time.
Over the Moors to the trees