Yelvertoft -> Winwick in the Fields Extinction events in Ashby st Ledgers Braunston -> Yelvertoft Flecknoe -> Braunston Fitting flexible solar panels to a narrowboat Calcutt Boats -> Flecknoe Weedon -> Calcutt Boats Painting a narrowboat water-tank Amazon tried to charge me postage on a free postage item Adding to narrowboat battery bank Weedon -> Dodford Painting the water tank (cover) Stowehill -> Weedon Nether Heyford -> Stowehill Gayton -> Nether Heyford Blisworth Arm -> Gayton List of dead bankers 2018 – conspiracy update Gayton Junction -> Blisworth Arm List of Demonetized YouTube stars Blisworth -> Gayton Junction Stoke Bruerne -> Blisworth Nether Heyford -> Stoke Bruerne Armed robbery Nether Heyford post office Winter boating – Minus 7.5c with snow Mini USB Voltmeter Norton Junction -> Nether Hayford Braunston -> Norton Junction Amazon Flex stopped paying me Google’s ‘alt-media off button’ for forthcoming war My year in Strava – 2017 New Years Walk 20th November update Whilton -> Braunston Dodford -> Whilton Weedon -> Dodford Google index is now spam Non-slip adhesive matting and other jobs Is this why my site has been censored? Nether Hayford -> Weedon Bec BMC 1,800 alternator First Patreon Pledger! Phone broke [Nether Hayford] Funny video of the day Google, other tech companies warned over ‘dangerous’ banning of neo-Nazis, hate groups How a bitcoin is made Fastening fairleads to my boat pt1 Google Censorship clamps down on the ‘alt-media’ Middle of nowhere – Near Gayton Sense of future – Unilever Saga 20 years on Censored by Google- 64% Black-hat Google penalty for White-hat site Final day painting and Gayton Marina Bonnie Eye Boat update Blisworth Marina 3 Reasons you won’t ever tell me 9/11 was not an inside job Nene and onwards Tradline ropes and things, Braunston Junction Houses past and present Bourne End to Weedon Bourne End upwards Little ride home Ease my Brexit shroom – Daan sawwf On the Thames again Day 41 – Newquay to Lands End Day 40 – Tavistock to Newquay Day 39 – Exeter to Tavistock Bonnie Revival Hungerford -> Newbury -> Aldermaston BMC 1800 waterpump Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) and Watership Down Hungerford Marsh -> Hungerford Froxfield -> Hungerford Marsh To Ham Bird action in Oak Hill World Press Freedom Index Oak Hill – Dun Aqueduct Oak Hill Little Bedwyn -> Oak Hill Chased by sheep – Little Bedwyn Taking a long walk…. Great Bedwyn -> Little Bedwyn Sunday on the canal Crofton Meadows -> Great Bedwyn Wolf Hall -> Crofton Meadows Brimslade -> Wolf Hall My first Zander Wotton Rivers -> Brimslade Most visited sites on the internet ABS Review – Leisure batteries 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
Gosford House entrance, Longniddry

Day 21 – Edinburgh to Norham

Michael Tyler


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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 is  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”.

Day 21 – Map

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  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 🙂 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 🙂 Take care …don’t push yourself too hard..enjoy, stay safe 🙂

  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 🙂 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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