Good evening from Saltburn by the Sea. Today's walk was 17 miles, a lot of it marching through industrial estates and housing estates. At last I am in the countryside. I said goodbye to Brenda and her family this morning and set off along the south bank of the River Tees. I'm so pleased that she invited me to stay at her house, her family made me very welcome.
The sun was shining, it was looking like it might be a nice day. I passed several boats moored up for unloading on the opposite bank.
Blimey, I've got 32 miles to walk before I reach Whitby. Best get on with it then.
Past the Football Stadium.
Just across the road are these Almshouses, what a posh place to live. Looks more like a stately home.
I finally reached the sea front and sat down on a bench to rest for a few minutes. I got chatting to an elderly gent walking his dog, he advised that the easiest and quickest way to get to Saltburn was to walk along the beach, so I did. Approaching the Pier at Saltburn.
That piece jutting out over there is Saltburn Scar. The Cleveland Way is along the top and I will be setting off along there tomorrow. I've been checking the maps and the time all day today, I would have liked to go on a bit longer a bit but there is not much chance of finding a bed further on. Best to pack up now.
I've had a good day, even though some of it was a lot of marching through industrial areas again. Marching helps me to focus on the job in hand, I like the idea of pushing my legs to work harder. Blister count? Nil, these new socks are great. I'm off down the Cleveland Way tomorrow. Although it will be nice scenery, there will be a lot of ups and downs to contend with, I guess it will slow me up a bit. Catch you tomorrow.