When we arrived last night, Rachel made us a welcome cuppa and provided some home made oatmeal biscuits. We didn't eat the biscuits as we were going for fish & chips.
Going to sleep early meant waking early and at 5.30am we were stood outside the tent drinking lukewarm coffee from our flask and munching on oatmeal biscuits.It was a misty morning and out of the mist drifted a snowy owl, totally silent and carrying it's night catch in its claws. What a lovely sight as it passed just a few feet away from us and headed into a nearby barn.
Breakfast and air display over it was time to break camp and load up the car. Just before we were leaving, Rachel gave us some info on a B&B in Cumbria which will come in handy.
We were on the road by 7.30 and it was great travelling on quiet roads and in the cool of the morning.
We had an easyish trip down through Skegness, round the outskirts of Boston before hitting King's Lynn. We though we had a plan for missing the usual heavy traffic in this area, but we missed a turning and we got stuck for a while. Once clear of King's Lynn it was plain sailing round the Norfolk coast road to Cromer. 160 miles of the drive completed today. From Cromer we headed inland for our B&B.
Take an old couple and an even older car, add in over 4000 miles of driving and this is the result. This is the story of Numbum's drive round the UK coastline, driven by Owen and ably navigated by Pam. We hope you enjoy the journey. We will.