Friday, 24 June 2022

Over the bridge to Hessle

I had an early lunch today and went off to Barton for the afternoon. 
I parked at the Ropewalk, they have an Open Exhibition there. Here is a pic for Briony. She commented on a needle felted model I posted from the Scunthorpe exhibition.  

This boat is made from scrap wood. 

Love this painting of Bridlington. The detail is amazing.  

I left the car there and went a walk over the Humber Bridge. 
When I came off the bridge I went down the steps and through the Country Park to the Foreshore. I came across a Traffic Patrol car and stopped to ask if they could change the footpath to the other side of the bridge. It gets a bit boring always walking along the same side. It would be nice to have a different view. There are paths on both sides but it is always the same one which is open. I had a nice chat with Adele, she explained that all the equipment which the engineers use for maintaining the bridge is stored on the one side. It has to remain closed so they can get access to it.  
I took this photo because I thought of an idea for when I returned over the bridge. These big cast iron objects are all along the bridge. They are at the bottom of the long strands of heavy wire which join the top rail to the bottom. To give myself a bit of interest on the return walk I would count them. Most of them are in pairs, but some of the centre ones are single. If anyone can tell me how many there are along one side of the bridge, counted singly, I will send a surprise package to the nearest guess. Sorry, UK only. A clue, there are between 200 and 300. 

The last time I went across the bridge there was a lot of building work going on. It is all finished now. There is a new care home, and all along the Foreshore they have built flood defences to protect nearby homes if the water levels rise too high. There are low walls with thick glass panels. Already there are two smashed panels. They must be very expensive to replace. 

I really fancied an ice cream, and had to walk to the end of the Foreshore to the ice cream van parked there. Not a Magnum, something similar, but not as good.  

When I got back to the car I popped in Tesco to pick up a few things that I was running out of. Aldi didn't have any mayo, and I needed some more garlic granules. Also I have not been able to get any Lor coffee, Tesco have it in stock. 

It was a nice afternoon out. I have walked over the bridge many times before. It's good to get a fast stride going, and feel those leg muscles getting a workout. Another few days and we will be at the end of the month, and the halfway point of the walking challenge. I am on 499 miles, so I will do a few extra this month to give me a good start for July. 

Thanks for popping in. Have a nice weekend. Toodle pip.   ilona


  1. Looks like another beautiful day and wonderful walk. You really do get the miles in!! Do you still have your cross trainer? Hope your weather is cooling down a bit too.

    1. No. I thought it would be a good way to exercise when the weather is too bad to go out. After a while it became boring so I sold it to a friend.

  2. I have stumbled across your page today and have to tell you how much I enjoy watching your videos and looking at the beautiful photos you have taken. I love your enthusiasm and passion for life. You are a positive inspiration and generous in sharing your content. Keep doing what you do! Although I have never met you, I live locally, as a young woman think you are an inspiration and someone to inspire to. You are amazing 😀


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