The Viking Way (Part 2)

May 2017. Completing the Viking Way - this time starting at the Humber Bridge and walking down through the Lincolnshire Wolds to finish in Lincoln. In stark contrast to last year we were 'blessed' with sweltering heat for the whole 6 days. The heat, combined with a significant proportion of road walking meant sore feet for several days. Also, the terrain was not as varied as last year - good walking, but a bit monotonous at times. We were joined on the first day by my brother Marc and his wife Nic - a pleasant change for us to have company.
The Viking Way, Part 2.   The Humber Bridge - our starting point. Ready to rumble ...  ! Under the Bridge
Tomorrow's breakfast ... ? Ferriby cement works in the distance. Looking back to the start of our walk
A convenient bench for our first 'water stop' of the day Mmmmm, Podge's sausage rolls !! Leaving South Ferriby
St Nicholas' Church, South Ferriby A couple of happy walkers. You are the wind beneath my wings.   Horkstow top.
Heading out into the countryside The only decent lunch spot for miles and miles Lunchtime japers !
Keep right on ... P1030872 Not too far to go now - the last water stop.
Just a little bit further .. Approaching the A18 - and Barnetby comes into view Almost there ...
Miss B'z - the best place in Barnetby for a fresh roll ... and cake ... Leaving Barnetby Viking Way marker
Information board, Bigby The monument, Somerby - what better way to celebrate 29 years of "happy conjugal union" ? At last - a shady stretch as we leave Somerby
P1030890 Vineyard at Somerby The "Rest and be Thankful" shelter, Searby
Footpath from Searby to Owmby Just checking .... Ah, yes.   This is the life !
"The town fire engine was once kept under the hillside behind the large doors ..." Nettleton Valley ... ... and a check of the route
More welcome shade ... ... and several bricked-up old iron mine shafts. Radar station near Normanby
The church at Normanby le Wold Views accross the Wolds from Walesby church Flashy gatepost
Entering Willingham Woods (note fleece 'firmly' attached) River Bain flood alleviation scheme Final aproach to Market Rasen.  O-oh!  No fleece ??
More flloding infrastructure The River Bain, Maket Rasen Dappled shade in Willingham Woods
Leaving Betts Plantation and heading for Tealby Tealby sewage treament works ... err ... 'water recycling centre'!! P1030920
Beyond Bayons Park - England's green and pleasant land. P1030924 A brief glimpse of the River ***
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A lst water break looking towards the church at *** P1030933 Our B&B - The Old School House, Donington on Bain
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That's more like it - lovely floodplain meadow Sweetcorn (?) protected by plastic sheeting - most peculiar P1030947
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P1030989 Approaching Bardney High Street, Bardney
Our final B&B - The Black Horse, Bardney Commemorating RAF IX Squadron who flew Lancaster bombers out of Bardney in the Second Wold War P1030997
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Entering the outskirts of Lincoln Fountain at The Arboretum, Lincoln P1040010
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