Day 48 - On the beat
Trip Start May 01, 2010
101Trip End Jul 31, 2010
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Where I stayed
Another B&B next to a very busy A-road!
I was joined by Paul Estlin from Holmefirth for the day (Big Hi 5 to Paul!), and we kicked off with an exceptionally steep climb out of HB, which after a number of caffeine free wrong turns, had us wishing for a break before even the first hour was up.
We eventually headed into the deep wooded valley of Hebden Dale for several miles, including some "off road" pieces, where we were pratically climbing and then closed off the morning by demolishing a horde of sandwiches by a little bridge at the close of the dale. It was then a slow climb past a number of reservoirs which looked to be lacking in the old H2O ( are we at the hose pipe ban level yet?) and into open sloping moorland.
Paul nipped off just before day's end, in order to meet his train back home. Good bit of banter during the day, and certainly appreciated his company!
Arrived in Cowling at my B&B and then headed out for for food. Not really that much to choose from and ended up bringing a pizza back, which I had to eat downstairs, with a knife and fork, at the dinner table alone.....restrictions placed on me by the landlady. So after cramming the 4 cheeses down me in double quick time, I shot upstairs to catch the rest of the England Algeria game. Do not know whether it was the pizza or the football.......but pass the Rennies!
Kept awake by the ghost of a once semi decent England side, I channel hopped for a while.....and stumbled upon one of the these reality cop shows. It was only after 15 minutes of security camera footage, where nothing actually happened, that I realised this was either the dullest show on TV, or the security cameras covering the carpark and B&B front door, were being piped through the in room TV's! Not sure if that's meant to be reassuring?
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