Brimslade -> Wolf Hall My first Zander Wotton Rivers -> Brimslade Most visited sites on the internet ABS LP110 Leisure battery for a narrowboat Burbage wharf Mooring in Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire Sunday in Pewsey Measuring the draft Looking for moorings around Wootton River/Clench New button fitted! Milkhouse Water, Wiltshire Now in Pewsey, CRT mooring rules Get into Stonehenge free Flaperon from MH370; no story – 1 month on Skyrim V Connect/’sign in’ to ‘open network’ wifi on Windows 10 My personal Strava movie – 2016 The biggest hacks of 2016 – A year in hacking US vs Bullying China Russian Google and Reddit misdirects skewing Google Analytics First complaint Winter electricity usage Devizes The fight for freedom, Not In My Back Yard Donald Trump – Puppet masters, Parody to victory, and the march to nationalism US Presidential elections 2016 Taking a narrowboat on the Thames Giles Wood – Melksham Bonny Journey List of dead bankers 2016 – conspiracy update Day 38 – Taunton to Exeter Day 37 – Seend Park to Taunton Day 36 – Seend Park to Bradford on Avon Day 49 – Caen Hill Marina to Seend Park Bleeding a BMC 1800 marine engine 3 Reasons you won’t ever tell me 9/11 was not an inside job Day 48 – Caen Hill Locks Day 47 – Devizes – Caen Hill Locks Day 47 – Honey Street to Devizes Day 46 – Great Bedwyn to Honey Street Day 45 – Newbury to Great Bedwyn Day 43 – Theale to Newbury Day 42 – Goring to Theale Day 41 – Oxford to Goring Day 40 – Aynho to Oxford Day 39 – Claydon to Aynho Day 38 – Flecknoe to Claydon Day 37 – Ansty to Flecknoe Day 36 – Alvecote to Ansty Day 35 – Kings Bromley to Alvecote Day 34 – Little Haywood to Kings Bromley News Winter moorings Day 33 – Stone to Little Haywood Day 32 – Kidsgrove to Stone Day 31 – Wheelock to Kidsgrove Cask ale week – Use your mobile to claim free beer Chimney repairs Day 30 – Marston to Wheelock Day 29 – Dunham Massey to Marston Viewranger mapping app Day 28 – Plank Lane to Dunham Massey Day 27 – Crooke to Plank Lane The anti-Blair cometh…. Day 26 – Rufford to Crooke Day 25 – Morecambe to Rufford – 1,000th post eva! Six companies are about to merge into the biggest farm-business oligopoly in history Day 25 – Hawes to Morecambe Day 24 – Durham to Hawes Day 23 – Newcastle to Durham Day 22 – Norham to Newcastle Day 21 – Edinburgh to Norham Day 20 – Dundee to Edinburgh Day 19 – Aberdeen to Dundee Day 18 – Buckie to Aberdeen Day 17 – Inverness to Buckie Day 16 – Helmsdale to Inverness Day 15 – Helmsdale Day 14 – John O’Groats to Helmsdale Inverness and over the border Travelling by train with a bike UNESCO PLACES OF WORSHIP Day 11 – Tarleton to St. Mary’s Marina, Rufford Day 10 – Tarleton lock Day 9 – Crooke to Tarleton Day 8 – Plank Lane to Crooke Day 7 – Grappenhall to Leigh Day 6 – Marston to Grapplington Bonny Journey – Day 5 – Church Minshull to Marston Bonny Journey – Day 4 – Audlem to Church Minshull Bonny Journey – Day 3 – Gnosall to Audlem Bonny Journey – Day 2 – Calf Heath to Gnosall Bonny Journey – Day 1 – Saturday 27th August Cloudflare slowing my site down causing it to timeout VOD: Kayaking the Amazon Boat painting – Day 14 – Painting topcoat Day 9 – Using a needlegun to strip paint Boat painting – Day 7 – Undercoat cabin Boat painting – Day 5 – Topcoating the hull
Gosford House entrance, Longniddry

Day 21 – Edinburgh to Norham

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So. Now in England, by about 300 metres.

Shored up at a pub in Norham.

Am feeling mega tired, so have decided to take a day off.

The ride down to Newcastle isΒ  80 miles or so.

At current energy levels, I don’t think I could handle it.

I’ve decided to have a day off around Norham, the first village in England.

Yesterday was pretty hard. I had to get up and get my laundry done.

Dalmore Lodge guest house

My host at the guest house had a go at me for leaving my bike in the back garden. I didn’t even know he was the host until he started serving breakfast for me in the morning!

They left the keys out for me in a safe, and then I met someone in the hallway, which turned out to be the host, but never let me know he was the B&B owner or issued any greeting of any sort.

When I got up in the morning, he was serving breakfast!

I went out to get the laundry, when I came back, there was no-one around, as usual. I had to send him a text to let him know I was going to check-out.

When he re-appeared. He gave me my receipt and said he’d already charged me because he thought I’d left.

He knew I hadn’t left because all my stuff was still in my room. I’d left the TV on. And when I got back it had turned itself off.

It was like he was avoiding me the whole way through.

Worst treatment I’ve had at any B&B anywhere, almost as bad as the Hyatt Imperial, Cairo. Stank of sh*t.

Through the borderlands

So, on I went. Through the towns and villages of Scotland, on to the border lands and now in England.

When I turned up at the pub, they told me I had arrived a day early.

This is really not surprising, the wifi at Dalmore Lodge stopped working last night, and I wasn’t able to confirm my bookings.

The Masons Arms

Is where I was supposed to be staying, turns out I was a night early.

I explained I must have got my bookings confused, and what did she think. As luck would have it, I don’t think my body could have taken any more cycling.

A phone call away gave me a local salmon fishermans lodge called Dolmore House.

I’m going to shore up here for a day, rest, get a haircut. Visit Berwick and Lindisfarne.

Bridge over Eye Water
Bridge over Eye Water
Scottish borderlands
Scottish borderlands
Gosford House entrance, Longniddry
Gosford House entrance, Longniddry

The inscription on the gate reads, “je pense forward”, which translates to – “I think forward”.

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2 comments:

  1. Ahhh a bit stressful…but you coped…..nice that the phone call found you somewhere to stay to rest. You sound very tired….a couple of days rest might be even better than just the one πŸ™‚ I’m glad the wind has changed direction and is now blowing from the north. Hope you sleep and chill for the whole day….leave the bike to rest too….a trip to the barber is always restful…followed by a meander at leisure…then a nice meal; watch telly for a bit then bed…and wouldn’t it be lovely to not have a 2nd day to laze and revitalise..then you would probably enjoy the cycle to Newcastle all the more πŸ™‚ Take care …don’t push yourself too hard..enjoy, stay safe πŸ™‚

  2. Hi – I only just looked at your blog – wifi is very slow here and in truth we have avoided the laptop as much as possible except to try to get ourselves sorted. Your journey looks hard work at times, but at least you’re moving – we shall not get out of here until tomorrow earliest. That’s 18 nights in/near to Bordeaux – but NOT as bad as 18 nights inDalmore Lodge, I imagine πŸ™‚ Saga not over yet !!!!!
    Well done for all the effort – I will read the blog when less stressed myself, and with a higher connection speed.

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