This past week we had reasonable weather apart from Friday when we suffered from very heavy rain and wind. We weren’t too sure about how the tracks would be because of this and so chose to have a shorter ride.
So we headed off through Teesside industrial areas along the river. We met a young couple who were walking the Dales Way and were finishing in Redcar later. I ,mentioned about yesterday’s rain and they said it was just as well, as the walking was through head height nettles and needed their waterproofs on for protection anyway.
Newport bridge is still being painted after the repair work and we crossed it and headed along to Saltholme bird reserve. The flowers blooming alongside the well drained path, were a profusion of colour so I share them with you.
We stopped for an ice lolly and chatted to the serious bird watchers complete with huge camouflage scopes before heading back towards Stockton.
We called at a camping/outdoors store to buy a new ground sheet and headed for home. We hope to get a few days away at the end of the month and need this im preparation.
only 18 miles today