I set off at 9am after a hearty breakfast, I needed to leave the B & B pretty sharpish as the mobile phone signal was none existent there, and Radio Humberside was ringing me at 9.30. Luckily the route was uphill so by the time they did ring they could hear me loud and clear for a bit of light hearted banter with Burnsy again.
I've been pounding tarmac rather a lot today, once I get into a rythm my little legs are like pistons. The knee pain kept coming and going. Once I stop though it's hard to get going again. I have always been more of a steady plodder, never a sprinter, more a cross country gal.
I quite liked this fungi growing up the side of a tree trunk, quick whip out of the camera.
Coming into Bramham, I passed over the A1M. To think I was once pounding up and down this motorway all the time a few years ago, in a truck. Now I am ambling across without a care in the world, it's a great feeling.
Here we are arriving in Bramham.
The Memorial Monument in the village square.
And the church. Sorry, I chopped it's spire off, Had to get close to cut out the parked car on the left. People are so inconsiderate when they park their car where it will spoil the picture, ha ha.
I marched all the way to Tadcaster on the road, a good place to stop for lunch. A quick pop into Sainsburys for some food and sit on a bench next to the river. Tadcaster is a beer making town, Samual Smiths, and John Smiths. I used to come up here quite a lot when I worked for Ind Coop Brewery at Burton upon Trent. These old buildings are magnificent, and I think they should be preserved forever.
The church next to the river.
The next bit of the walk was quite pleasant, I followed the river bank, here I am about to pass under the main A64 Leeds - York road.
I didn't take any pictures for a while because I was concentrating on keeping up a good pace. I passed through Ulleskelf, Ryther, Cawood, and Wistow. When I was in Cawood I saw a sign for Selby 4 and a half miles, it was 4.30, so I estimated I could make that by 6pm. As I was coming into Wistow I saw these derelict greenhouses, they were massive. What a shame to let them get into a state of disrepair. I remember there used to be a sald grower here, maybe they went out of business.
So this is where I am now. There was a wedding party going on when I arrived, I got some funny looks as I went into the bar to enquire about a room, everyone was dressed to the nines in their party gear. What a racket, thank goodness I can't hear the revelry going on up here.
I've just been studying the map, I'm going to follow the river bank and get on the Trans Pennine Trail, this runs all the way to Hull. It will be a definate finish on Sunday, but I don't think there is two days walking left in it. I wonder if I can make it in one? Now that would be amazing :o) Toodle pip