brodies (brodies) wrote,

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Coast and Castles

Had a good day yesterday with 103 miles down to Edmondbuyers, after visiting Lindisfarne Castle at Holy Island. It was a fast run down the A1 to Alnwick and then B roads to Morpeth, and lanes and then A68 up Kiln Pit Hill to the morrs and onto the village.
Today started off really tired. Something happened to my ankle on one of the climbs on the A68. It was really hurting and stiff to move. I eventually rolled out of the hill after Tow Law, and tried to avoid Darlington and Middlesborough, but ended up zig-zagging all over the place.
Found some nice lanes through to Stokesley and then main roads and coastal route through Skelton and on onto Whitby.
Staying at the Youth Hostel which is part of the ruined Abbey - superb coastal scenery and sunset.
Ankle packed in again on one of the coastal climbs. Hoping to take it really gently on the hills - should be over the Humber some time tomorrow and on to more level lands!
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