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Good stuff Steve, I notice that we both share a famous name, your's happens to be that of one of the nicest professional sportsmen I have had the privilege to meet, while mine is of a bumbling idiot made famous by Rowan Atkinson!! :-D
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Paul-R wrote: 18 Aug 2020, 09:36
mickthemaverick wrote: 18 Aug 2020, 09:28However I would still be grateful to borrow your maps ...
Gracious. I had already forgotten about them! Let's hope that I don't forget again between now and getting back.
No problem Paul, my personal info PM in a couple of weeks will serve as a reminder when you are back in blighty!! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote: 18 Aug 2020, 09:37 Good stuff Steve, I notice that we both share a famous name, your's happens to be that of one of the nicest professional sportsmen I have had the privilege to meet, while mine is of a bumbling idiot made famous by Rowan Atkinson!! :-D
He's not as daft as he looks :)

My dad was called Joe. Strange coincidence.

Or perhaps you meant Sharon :twisted:
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myglaren wrote: 18 Aug 2020, 09:52
My dad was called Joe. Strange coincidence.

Or perhaps you meant Sharon :twisted:
I didn't know Sharon played snooker! :-D Swimming has never been my thing, I only passed my 100yds certificate so they would let me join the sailing club at school!! It is indeed a coincidence considering that the snooker pair were not related, Joe being a Davies and Steve a Davis the same as you. :-D

I was lucky enough to be involved in the Courage London Snooker challenge in the eighties, when all the local clubs who sold Courage Beers were invited to take part in a tournament, the winners of which nominated a player to play the visiting professional. Our club, Watford Telecomms, won the tournament twice in 6 years and the first time we nominated our skipper to play Steve Davis who gave him a 5 black start and then demolished him with a 141 break!! The second time I was nominated to play John Virgo who gave me a 5 black start and beat me 82-73 and I still have my trophy:
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In view of the trip to High Force I have modified the Monday route to look more like this:
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So picking up Willow Bridge will not be a problem. However I have discarded the transporter bridge in order to save a chunk of time, giving more time at High Force and Mathewsons if Derek will let us in!!
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Mick, an alternative route from High Force to Tyneside probably no greater distance, and if you like a bit of motoring for pleasure a more interesting route driving wise, and scenery wise.

So this would be it
High-force-Middleton in Teesdale
Middleton in Teesdale to Stanhope across the moors
Stanhope to Consett up Crawleyside (quite a test on a bike) Over the moors
Consett to Chester-le-Street down past Beamish
Washington and home for Steve
A19 down to the Tyne Tunnel and on to WhitleyBay
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Thanks Neil, I'll add that in on the next revision. I'm expecting a few in the next couple of weeks!! :-D
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So it will look more like this:
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From High Force, how about THIS then the 1231 to the A19 and the tunnel or bridge?
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1231 is almost on my doorstep, A19 a couple of miles along that - past the Nissan factory and the bridge or tunnel a few miles further.

Are you still staying at the Worm Mick? Only a couple of miles from me and an easy rout to the A1 or A19 from there.

I would have offered accommodation but eldest daughter is in hospital and I have a grandson and granddaughter living with me for the foreseeable unfortunately.
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That's nice of you Steve but we have moved the overnight to Whitley Bay and booked in to Cara's. We now have a couple of options for the route after High Force so we'll probably make that decision on the day depending on time and weather. :-D
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Map update!1

I have managed to source all the Landranger sheets which we need for the stroll so don't worry about looking for them if you were thanks!! :-D
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Good progress on the route plotting today although I decided to eliminate Boston from the route giving another amendment to the itinerary. I have now got 2/3rds of the maps prepared but it was chaos at times! :-D :
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Neil, I've been looking at pubs in Whitley Bay and The Fat Ox or The Dog and Rabbit seem the best options, unless you know better? :-D
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The Micro Pub may well not be open due to social distancing. I see the Briardene which is a big Sir John Fitzgerald pub just along from the B&B is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Have a look at the Spanish City which is just opposite your B&B.....fairly newly redeveloped with several eating places. Also doing the eat out to help out thing on a Monday.
Only place I have eaten out in the vicinity thats still there is the Gibraltar rock at Tynemouth for a carvery on a Sunday :-D .

https://spanishcity.co.uk/

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