Saturday, 14 August 2010

Coast to Coast 2010 - Day 9

Keld to Reeth - 13 Aug

I was chuffed to have my porridge, fruit and coffee during a dry spell and to have got away just before the rain started again, day dreaming about bacon butties.

After easy walking alongside or above the River Swale, the dream came true at Gunnerside where there is the most fantastic restaurant that welcomes bedraggled walkers. Full marks and five gold stars to the Ghyllfoot Penny Farthing Restaurant for their Yorkshire Tea, Bacon Sandwich and service. I could live there.

Reeth was almost as welcoming. The weather still decidedly not so though. Therefore, reminding myself that I am in holiday, and not wimping out, I chose a B&B (lots of vacancies) rather than the campsite, but as a token, and because it was miserable out, dined in, having Drytech's Cod and Potato Casserole (Torskegryte). Absolutely delicious! I could live on it. Well bacon butties too, mugs of steaming tea and ...

Richmond tomorrow. A very special day. Son Bryn joins me for the five day walk to Robin Hood's Bay. Good on yer Bryn.

Image: River Swale

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Dad, great to hear all your news and we're loving your photos. If you decide to move to Ghyllfoot Penny Farthing Restaurant we'll definitely come and visit you!

Enjoy your week with Bryn.

Love Lynn and family
xxx

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Great report so far Brian. I've saved the Ghyllfoot idea for my not so hardy walking group that I lead as a Swaledale option!!
Hope you missed the bad weather first thing today, I was driving down to Grassington for a walk today and it wasn't great on the North Yorkshire A1

Brian Cowling said...

Thanks Lynn. This is my postcard! Fancy The Cleveland Way again?

Love, Dad

Brian Cowling said...

Thanks J.

Overcast early morning soon changed to glorious sunny day. Hope you get the same.

Regards, Brian