Monthly Archive: June 2018

Skirting the edge leg 10

Blimey leg 10, that means 10 days on route and another day to get to the start, so I have bene driving for 11 days now. Today I left Peterhead North of Aberdeen, and headed first West to Inverness and then North as far as Wick, about 15 miles short...

Skirting the edge Leg 9

Today was another great day in the car, its obvious now having done a lot of mileage that legs around the 150 -180 mark a good and longer legs just take too long, I have a couple of 300 milers coming up soon! Anyways today was Musselburgh to Peterhead, which...

Skirting the edge Leg 8

Ohh what a joyful day today was, not even the drizzle as I entered Scotland could bring me down, The coast of Northumbria is a hidden gem (well i say hidden its because I didn’t know that). For years I have wondered why my Brother and his wife have travelled...

Skirting the edge leg 7

Two updates in a day! right this is Leg 7 the route was a shirt day as I arranged to meet a mate in Whitby for lunch, even thought it was 100 miles shorter than previous days it was still a long day. So in order I left Atwick around...

Skirting the edge Leg 6

Its a day late as the Wi-Fi and mobile signal in the wee village of Atwick (Lincs) was near impossible to obtain, so a day late it is. Forgive is i forget everything, but today (Leg 7) has bene action packed and I only have so much room for things,...

Skirting the edge leg 5

Today was the best day by far, I suspect the route plan was just the right length, and the roads were far more forgiving on the whole. I started off in Gravesend just south of the Thames, and knew form the off it would be a hassle to cross the...

Skirting the edge Leg 4

Hey another day and another county this time Kent. The roads to start with were similar to those of the later half of the Yesterday, long long pebble beeches, this time mixed in with the White chalk cliffs. As with previous days my plans to stop and take a sand...

Skirting the edge Leg 3

Today was very different to the last few days, less narrow roads and steep hills, and more long open beeches as far as the eye can see. I started in Swanage with a late start 9am. From there it was a short drive to the Poole Harbour ferry. From here...

Skirting the edge Leg 2

Right well today ended as yesterday did, Way later than I had imagined. 11.5 hours behind the wheel and only two real stops. one for a 10 minute walk along a beech the other for poached egg on toast (Lunch). Never has 250 miles seemed so far. Yes I cut...

Skirting the edge: Leg 1

Today was the first full day on the coast roads. Starting from Blackwater (where I finished off yesterday to try and get a head start), I followed the North Somerset, Devon and Cornwall coast all the way down to Lands End. The roads were on the most case narrow with...