Saturday, 24 August 2013
Monday, 12 August 2013
You can find it here: Sekonic Blog Post 2013. It was also on Twitter.
This is what it looks like.
Saturday, 10 August 2013
All uphill for a couple of miles then across heather moors and down to Littlebeck. The section from here was a quite interesting woodland gorge. Al did his daily silly bugger turn at the hermits cave (see photo).
Falling Foss waterfall had little water but was still quite picturesque through the trees.
We diverted across footpaths over heather moors to High Hawsker and the Hare and Hounds pub by 12.45 pm. The Theakstons Black Bull Bitter and Thwaites Wainwright Ale were both in good form, as was the enormous BLT baguette.
The final leg was along the cliff tops in sunshine to Robin Hoods Bay.
Robin Hoods Bay from less than a mile to go!
Next was a celebratory drink or two of Theakstons Bitter in the Bay Hotel and signing of the official register.
Thursday, 8 August 2013
It was dry all day, with lots of sunshine, until we went to the pub at the end of the day when it rained.
The first 10 miles was across open moors with just sheep for company, and Al. Then we went down into Glaisdale where we had our first break at 12.10pm, at the Arncliffe Arms and a pint of Beggars Bridge bitter.
Then it was down the hill through the trees to the old Beggars Bridge. I took this on my proper camera, my Mamiya 7, as it was a good shot. Al also posed on the bridge, he likes posing!
Saw a Kingfisher flash by just above the water as I was taking shots. Always good to see, the river must be in a good state.
Next was The Horseshoe Hotel at Egton Bridge at 1.30pm. The Men of Steel bitter was very tasty as we sat in the beer garden in the sun. The bottom of the glass was amusing, it read Get T' Bar, the message was recorded for posterity by both of us (see below)!
Just round the corner was The Postgate, still in Egton Bridge, at 2.25pm. Just time for a pint of Timothy Taylor Landlord before it closed at 3pm. Had to wait for a new barrel and it was excellent.
Finally we walked along the flat estate track to Grosmont and our final 'lunchtime' pint at the Station Tavern 4pm. This time it was the local Strongarm bitter.
Our bed and breakfast place is near the pub so we returned to the Station Tavern for some food, and the odd pint! We are currently on about 15 miles per gallon, of beer!
After a bit over 2 years we finish the Wainwright Coast to Coast walk tomorrow in Robin Hoods Bay.
All photos taken on my Samsung Galaxy S3, except the one taken by Al on his HTC phone.
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Readers will be relieved to hear that Al remembered his sausage today but forgot to eat it until we had arrived at the pub. I should add that it was a different sausage to the one that is now considered lost from yesterday.
We were walking by 8.30am, along the edge and onto the moors above. It was another warm, dry day.
The landscape was not the most inspiring, mostly flat so I took no photos until we reached our destination, the Lion Inn, just 9miles today. The ones here were taken on my mobile. Lots of dogs in the pub tonight so my asthma and allergies were not good.
I had a pint of Wainwright followed by a couple of Old Peculiars. We then had a break and rechecked the Old Peculiar this evening. By the end of the evening we were down to 15mpg for this 3-day section of the walk. Tomorrow we head to Grosmont.
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
Monday, 5 August 2013
After 3 days in the Yorkshire Dales we moved on to North Yorkshire to resume our 3 year trip along the Wainwright Coast to Coast walk.
I'm doing it with good friend Al, from Gloucester. Al tells me I have to say hello to everyone following our progress in Australia. Hello! Condolences on losing the Ashes series!
We started in the Swan in Danby Wiske with a couple of pints of Gun Dog Bitter. Al could only manage one as he had to drop off his car at our end point for the day. Off to a good start one way or another!
The walk from here was across fields on slippery, muddy tracks in flat lands. Dry and really overcast. Not the best walking country! No photos, I didn't even carry my tripod.
We arrived at 4.30pm but had to wait until 5.30pm to check-in at the Blue Bell Inn. After dumping our luggage in the room we retired to the bar for a couple of pints of Blue Bell bitter.
After a quick wash and brush up we resumed our session with Blue Bell bitter. The Theakstons bitter was well under par so we stayed on Blue Bell all night.
Tomorrow is forecast to be a better day weather wise along the Cleveland Edge. Hope Al manages to avoid the dreaded chafing that he usually suffers on these trips!
Sunday, 4 August 2013
Today was a short walk of just 9.5 miles from Austwick to Clapham and back.
We started an hour or so earlier than our friends so that we could take photos of the nearby Norber Erratics. These are large boulders brought down by glaciers and dumped on softer limestone. The limestone erodes leaving the big boulder sitting on small legs.
The photo here was one of two such rocks that I photographed today. This was taken with my Samsung Mobile phone.
Lots of limestone pavement on top of Norber too. Have started thinking about possibly running a course based here in Austwick.
Lunch was in the New Inn in Clapham, well actually outside as it was warm and sunny. A couple of pints of Copper Dragon Bitter went down well then it was back to Austwick. About 9.5 miles in total.
Saturday, 3 August 2013
We're in the Yorkshire Dales with friends walking the hills, taking some photos.
It's also a bit of last minute training for the last leg of the Wainwright Coast to Coast walk that I started with good friend Al 2 years ago. We are going to take 5 days to walk the 60 miles from Danby Wiske to Robin Hoods Bay, starting Monday.
Yesterday we had a good day on Pen-y-Gent before big Al arrived, a 15 mile day. This included a break at the Crown in Horton to sample the Old Peculiar, which was on fine form, followed by a few pints of Nutty Black in the evening.
Today we walked to Giggleswick and back to Austwick, an 11 mile day. There were a few showers today but it was nice enough to sit outside at lunchtime. I had a couple of pints of Great Bear from a local brewery. Back on Nutty Black tonight.
The only photo today was taken at the pub at lunchtime on my phone. There were some good spells but not with views that I wanted to take. Maybe tomorrow will be better for photography.
Friday, 2 August 2013
Had a good day on Pen-y-Gent in the Yorkshire Dales. It was my fifth time on the peak and the first in good weather,blue sky and white fluffy clouds.
Took just over 2 rolls of Ilford FP4 with my Mamiya 7 camera, so just over 20 shots.
Some from the top towards Ingleborough and some of the mountain from below. The image here was taken on my Galaxy S3 phone, edited with Snapseed.
Came back from Horton to Austwick over Moughton Scar. It was raining as we came over here so it's one to come back to. It's an enormous area of limestone pavement with steep cliffs.