Parked up in a pub car park

Trip Start Mar 28, 2011
Trip End Apr 13, 2011

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The Railway Inn

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I was aiming for Druridge Bay and having got there as quickly as possible so I could get off those busy A roads, I started looking for a petrol station so I could buy a replacement calor gas. No joy finding calor gas but did find out that I'd got a split in the wall of one of the rear tyres.  Paid a bloke at the garage 10 to put the spare on – bargain.  Then he gave me a price for a new tyre - 50 – and I thought "that’s cheaper than the 150 they cost on the Peugeot so let’s go for it" And by 9am the following morning, it was done and dusted and I was on my way again.

The night was spent in a pub car park.  Well, not exactly.  The Railway Inn at Acklington has about 15 touring pitches so I decided – not being able to find anywhere else that would have me – to check in here, use their facilities to have a wash, (well I have been away a week now) and to have a pub meal.  Nice idea – and the pitch and shower were fine – but what I didn’t of course know was that they had a clairvoyant’s demonstration going on in the back half of the pub.  So there’s me getting stuck into my burger and chips listening to this geezer in a black and sparkly suit trying to persuade a room full of gullible women that he was in touch with their sensitive side!!  Pathetic!  Bet he scored though (didn’t wait to find out).

Oh, nearly forgot to mention.  Wound the window down again!!!  Tool kit out again and now working perfectly – again – until the next time!

While I’m at it.  Note to Taffy Skinner.  Thanks for your concern over the oil levels.  I can report that the bus is going like a dream and hardly using a drop!!!

Any of you guys been to Druridge Bay?  What a gorgeous stretch of sand.  I walked for about three miles (in one direction) and never came close to the end of it.  Trouble is, then I had to walk back!  That bay must be 6 miles of beautiful soft sand.  Beautiful...

I have to admit that my entire lower body was suffering from the military pace I’d maintained and I didn’t fancy any more exercise but on the list was the Northumbrian coastline castles.  Popped into Craster so I could walk to Dunstanburgh Castle but the two mile walk from one to the other really did finish me off and I decided there and then to not walk any further today. Drove straight past Bamburgh but did stop to take a photo for the album.
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Becks on

Is Craster where they have a smokehouse knocking out kippers by the obscene bucketload? Fabulous bit of our coastline, but we must have missed Druridge Bay so that's on the list for the next visit...

As castles go, Bamburgh's a good one, but once you've seen one...

cotysmore on

I think it probably is Becks judging by the advertising for kippers around the place but fortunately, being out of season, I wasn't tempted by the aroma...

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