After more than a week of being confined to the house due to constant heat or later thunderstorms, we decided to have a field trip today.
Nothing to do, nowhere to go, no money to spend, we opted for Cleethorpes.
Because we’d never been.
It was a longer journey than normal, so a good test for Hubby bearing in mind my annual mammogram is coming up in September when we’ll be going back to Cheltenham for continuance of care on that score.
We set the SatNav and found ourselves on familiar roads towards the end of our journey, but going in the wrong direction. Seems The Voice was taking us on the scenic route.
Still, it was a pleasant drive as it wasn’t too hot, with Maggie secured in the back as the police are quick to fine you up to £1000 should your dog not be tethered. If dogs could say ‘Humprh’, she did in capitals.
It was not as we expected. Finding somewhere to park to have a look around was a bit hit and miss, but we found a nice little side road, so could park for free.
We took some pictures, as tourists do
and I can assure you the water was there somewhere. No dogs are allowed on the beach here at all, so no paddling for Maggie.
There are two forts off-shore which are WW2 war defences. They were too far apart to get a clear photo, so I put the camera on zoom and took this one.
They have a land train consisting of three carriages all of which were occupied, but not full.
We were above the promenade and saw the Remembrance Gate memorial
We decided to go back to the car and into the town centre for lunch. As we are trying to have our main meal of the day between midday and 1 pm, it was a meal out, so no cooking for me when we got home.
We had a problem though, as we couldn’t find the road where we’d parked the car. We remembered vaguely turning left, then right and left again, but ended up somewhere completely different, so started again with our mental thought processes.
We remembered we’d parked opposite the Age Concern offices, and found a sign with directions. Sure enough, there was our little blue I10 waiting for us.
The roads are pretty narrow, some being only one way, and I thought at one stage we were going the wrong way as the parked cars were facing the opposite way to us! Hubby said no though and as we got to the end of the road a large 4X4 was just entering it.
We met up with these guys
and I wondered if they were related to the team I saw on our beach the day of the Sand Sculpture competition.
We had a roll and cup of tea in the car, shared with Maggie of course and gave her a long drink, and if you like fish and chips, every other take away sells them. You won’t go hungry as there are food outlets everywhere.
On the way home, we stopped off to do some shopping, and Hubby got himself some shin pads to protect him from flying stones when he cuts the grass (the bruise from over three weeks ago is still highly visible) and I got some new walking shoes.
Two friends have recommended Skechers, and the ones I bought today have memory foam insoles. I shall be test
driving walking them tonight!