The day started really well with Nick arriving to lead us round our planned route. This was great as some of the roads might have baffled us as they didn't appear as they looked on the map. I have some video of us chasing Nick round the Humber Estuary and I'll post it when I get chance to edit it.
We stopped for a photo shoot at Spurn Point before heading to Nick's place for a cuppa and bacon butties thoughtfully prepared by Sheila his wife.
A big thank you to Nick and Sheila for their hospitality and their support for Harrison's Fund.
Suitably fed & watered we headed off towards the Humber Bridge and the trip there was uneventful but it was after that that things started to go awry.
Just outside Immingham the road we wanted was closed and the diversions didn't make any sense. While we were trying to work it out, a lovely lady in a blue KIa stopped to help us out .She gave us directions and escorted us part of the way. Thank you blue Kia lady.
It took us over an hour to get through Grimsby and Cleehorpes.It was stop start bumper to bumper in searing heat. The car kept its cool but I was close to losing mine. We planned on going along Cleethorpes sea front, but when we saw the amount of traffic heading that way I chickened out and went round on the inland side.
Traffic still wasn't great and we were getting very thirsty but couldn't find anywhere to stop for miles. We eventually got parked up and made a cuppa which didn't even touch the sides. we took the opportunity of trying to find a place to stay for the night but had no luck, Everybody we rang was fully booked.
We pressed on and hoped to find somewhere. Yeah, I know, slim chance. I spotted a vacancies sign and we drove down the farm track only to find that they were full too, but they had a field and we had a tent so that was our stop for the night as we were too tired to carry on.
We pitched the tent and headed up the road for fish & chip suppers.
Only 104 miles today and that was enough,
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.