|The Great North Road Trip 2017
or... "Gits UK Mini-Walkabout"
Keith wanted to repay the hospitality shown by Trevor Reeves during his 2016
Trevor flew in from , stayed with Andrew & Sandra for 2 days, then hit the road with Keith
First Stop:- Bridlington Kite Festival: 6-7 May 2017
Sewerby Field, off Sewerby Road, Bridlington, North Yorkshire, YO15 1ER
Hosted by Daryl Smith of the
Organised by Jim Potts after Andrew Warner was inspired by a trip to Fuerteventura
Places of interest they plan to visit on their whistle-stop tour...
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Other suggestions were:-
, (York), ,
& - Hmmm - it looks like being a busy week or so...
4th May 2017 - Go North Young Man, go North!
Finally... on the festival site at Bridlington - great view!
Brisk North-Easterly breeze - glad of the side panels - it's going to be nippy tonight!
It's a long way from Epsom, and the blooming chippy had closed by the time we got there!
5th May 2017 - Good morning from Bridlington!
Need some thicker socks for Trevor so going to M&S
And guess what - there's a Wetherspoons a few doors away -
Trevor introduced to the Grumpy Old Gits tradition. He approved!
Thank you Will and Liam for letting us come to play at Sunny Bridlington!
Andy and Steve also from Bridlington council - thank you for mowing the lawn for us!
Trevor with Andrew Warner ~~~ Keith Procter, Bron & Big Ben
Hello Jan and Jim ~~~ Hello Jan and John
Craig, Ernie and Bernard ~~~ Shirley, Bron and Mags
John, Rodger & Bernard: Stalwarts of the NKG ~~~ Trevor with Dave Bleasdale
10:45pm - Gin and tonic? I don't mind if I do
I have to say it was a long trip up to Bridlington, but I'd do it again next year.
What an incredible welcome ❤ ❤
6th May 2017 - BBC Forecast was chilly & breezy, overcast but mostly dry
And they're off!
Andrew Beattie put on a splendid showing!
The following 2 photos by kind permission of Yorkshire Coast Radio - Thanks Very Much!
Why is it that apparently sensible young ladies want to pose with two Old Gits?
I do hope there are not any GOG words of wisdom to be heard on
+ Parachuting Teddies
Then there had to be the YCR GOG Selfie
oh dear.... then there is the Trevor & Keith
+ Trevor's Photo Gallery of today all on
7th May 2017 - It's CADAC time! Stand by for cholesterol download - or is it uptake?
Keith says:- "Alan! Alan! Wish you were here!"
came along today with their spiffing new Rev B2's
(hoping for a big photo here)
Then it was lunchtime and The Odd Couple found their way to The Ship Inn
Sunday Carvery £8.49 or £12.99 for a couple - full-on "Roast beef & Yorkshire"!
To give you an idea of the wide open and windswept look of the place today...
8th May 2017 - Time to pack up and move on to Newcastle today
BIG thank yous to The Northern Kite Group, what a truly lovely bunch of people, so so friendly,
just hope I can remember all your names ;-)
Thank you to Bridlington council for allowing complete strangers to come into your town
and have such a wonderful time.
Thank you to all those lovely people from Bridlington and other parts who took the time
to come over to see the kites and make our days here so special.
And finally thank you Trevor for sorting out my friends request list :-)
So, watch out Iain Ball and watch out Newcastle - The Travelling Wilburys are on their way
- after Cadac FEB and breaking camp, of course - Not pretty but very tasty ❤
First stop: Flamborough Head Lighthouse - Ffffffrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzziiinngggggg!
But never a shortage of benches in Yorkshire :-)
Time for a midday brew with Chocolate cake - and a little muffin always helps!
Onward, ever onward - Newcastle or bust!
9th May 2017 - Tyne Bridge, Newcastle - waiting for breakfast by
Bamburgh Castle - Fit for a Git - as seen on TV & film -
Keith hoped to be at and mid afternoonish
Karen Scott waited for the 2 Old Gits to appear... then look what happens!
We were all very worried when we heard that Keith failed to sample this pretty thing!
Could he be ill? See for yourself -
Then to the - more food - and waited for dark...
Hoho - so this is what they were waiting for - very pretty - in so many ways!
Then off to the for a G&T nightcap!
10th May 2017 - Just looking for breakfast and then a picturesque route through the Lakes
via Keswick and Derwent water en route to Morecambe Bay
At this point there should be a glorious close-up of K+T FEB
- but is there? NO! AND NO APOLOGY!
Pausing for a brief lunch break they were delighted to find a proper "Healthy" menu...
which we believe they struggled with, after first crying "No! No! No!" - (humbug)
well... maybe the "Roast Beef Yorkshire Pudding Wrap" offended their sensibilities?
Water, water everywhere...
Two Grumpy Old Gnomes - but why...?
Well, they got there in the end - Eric & Ernie & Soo in
11th May 2017 - First stop for a proper Lancashire FEB
Then off to Chester to see and the
Well - that's quite enough excitement for one week!
Time to head for home and a meal out tonight in Epsom...
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