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Today,Oct 28th., was characterised by heavy and persistent rain allied with strong westerly winds, unfortunately exactly as predicted. We covered about 20 miles in these unpleasant conditions, getting soaked to the skin, in the process, notwithstanding layers of waterproof attire. To an extent, the hostile conditions proved invigorating and on arrival at our target of Silloth we were able to unwind in a refreshing hot bath.

The route took us through a rural and coastal landscape populated with prosperous villages but very few shops, pubs or eating places. We failed to connect with any Roman sites but did encounter a diversity of interesting sites and sights including:

  • Wild coastal scenery parts of which is a bird sanctuary.
  • Skein of Geese.
  • Game of Swans.
  • Badgers’ Sett
  • Cow with bell round neck.
  • Medieval Cistercian Abbey.
  • WW2 Pill Box

Trees yielding to prevailing winds

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Navigating country roads on the Solway Coast.

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Coastal Scenery

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Skein of Geese

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Game of Swans

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Badgers Sett

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Cow with bell

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Cistercian Abbey

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WW2 Pillbox bear Silloth

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From our base at Bowness -on-Solway we cycled round the N.W tip of England via Cardurnock, Angerton, Kirkbride and Abbey Town finishing in Silloth.

Quality of photographs shown herein reflect the hostile weather conditions.

 

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