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A chap has just approached us and asked if they are our canoes outside!! When we told him they were he offered us £1400 cash for the two boats and the trailer so we bit his arm off and then gave him the other trailer and bike for his lad!! So Leaping Salmon here we come!! :-D :-D
"Just in time to pick up the bill Neil" :-D "But don't worry dinner is on us!!" :-D :-D

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You'll never believe this. I just read the address the canoe chap gave me and his name is Brian Palmer!!! :-D

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I like the idea of a ginger beer, very famous five-ey and I think I will have ginger Beer, and a round of ham sandwiches.

I think their speciality is Crab, but never particularly keen to try it, could be delicious for all I know.

When we are done just a short walk up the hill and we are at the leaping Salmon.

Like the Berwick Lowry connection and there is also a decent crop of specialist shops along Bridge street including if like me you like bookshops this excellent little establishment...Slightly Foxed
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I do like a bookshop but the trouble today is time. I usually spend at least an hour browsing in a good shop and our train leaves in just under two hours so best course is not to go in at all!! I don't want to rush our last dinner so I'll just go straight up to the Leaping Salmon:
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My thoughts too Need to set some sort of Lowry related Question though pondering that.

You may even be on the train by the time I get a chance to tackle the questions I'll try to think of a few so you and bob can join in. Hope you enjoyed the Northumberland weather I laid on for you today, and the Wooler to Berwick section was an enjoyable ride. Hope you manage window seats on the port side of your train on the way back. You'll get glimpses of the coast and holy Island which may tempt you this way again.

Right....off to the Leaping Salmon. We'll grab a table with a view of the river if we can, pity it doent have an alfresco balcony on that side.

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For our drinks seeing as we are very close to Scotland got to be Belhaven Breweries from Dunbar
Belhaven Best is a decent choice.

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..and we get a free one anyway with some of the Meal deals. So its Chicken wings and a Pint of Belhaven Best for Me!

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We're into the bar and that is what I call welcoming, they've put our pictures on the wall!! :-D
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Now I have a small confession to make, I looked at their menu online when we were down the road and it will have to be the burger for both of us and a pint of whatever Neil recommends:
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We booked a left side table on the train so we should get all the magnificent views down the coast. Sunset won't be until we are down Grantham-Peterborough area so we should have a great ride. I told SWMBO that they are using a Bus Replacement service between Stevenage and Hertford so she is going to meet us at Stevenage with the bike rack on her roof!! Hence the candles I bought her in case we can't see how to strap the bikes down :-D

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..and here's the Lowry findy-outy question
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 8 Question 10
Which Hotel in Berwick Did Lowry Habitually stay at on his Visits to the Town :?:
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mickthemaverick wrote:
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I looked at their menu online when we were down the road and it will have to be the burger for both of us and a pint of whatever Neil recommends:
Belhaven Best Mick, nice easy drinking pint with a creamy head as posted here

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How do you get home from here Neil because our train stops at Alnwick and Newcastle but I don't know exactly where you need to get to? :)

As for D8 Q10 L S Lowry stayed at
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Yes and your answer to the Lowry question is correct!

Mick apparently the trains is to have an unscheduled stop at Acklington on our virtual ride which is handy enough for me. I got myself an unnipped ticket printed out by that bloke with the engine named after him, should be fine.

Do you and Bob fancy something else from the Belhaven stable. :?: One of the first cask ales which I came across and enjoyed was the quaintly named McEwans 80 /- . Famously available on Handpulls at the dive that was "The Haymarket" in Newcastle. Nice stuff.

Well Belhaven still do an ale of that ilk but according to that pic just bottles. But seeing as its virtual it is available on a handpull at the Leaping Salmon tonight for one night only. 80 bob for Bob, and yourself Mick?
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Yes please, does that mean (CRYPTIC OVERLOAD WARNING!!!) a pint and a half could result in a very poorly octopus? :-D :-D

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Get a couple out of the way....
mickthemaverick wrote:
25 May 2020, 10:33
To shake off the cobwebs and get the grey matter going a little teaser to start the ride

Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 8 Number 1
Where might you find some liquid cash on the way through Kimmerston?
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25 May 2020, 14:19
On the way we will pass through Horncliffe:
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 8 Number 6
What is this village's claim to fame?
My answer
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Its the most northerly village in England
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 8 Number 7
Where might we find these forgotten steeds?
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Neil and I were talking to the beekeeper here and I asked him about fishing the river. He said I should talk to Brian Palmer if I wanted to know about the fishing. The trouble is he didn't say anymore so:
I reckon I could pick him out in an ID parade in that garb!
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Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 8 Number 8
Who is Brian Palmer and where might I find him?
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Brian Palmer Head Boatman at Tweedhill tells me that their fish took a small (size 14) black and orange fly but as the week progressed and the sky cleared the salmon disappeared. I haven’t been out myself this week, but as Brian said, “You’ve missed nowt!”
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on the final leg of the route into Berwick we should look out for this magnificent house and
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 8 Number 9
Name this building:
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Bit of a tradition for us Neil, we always make the last pint on a trip a pint of guinness. Are you going to join us, we just have time for a last pint and maybe one final track each on the jukebox. Bob, rather out of character, has picked this:


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Yes I'll go well with this little lot which I will quickly scoff.

And from our ride today I see the leaping salmon has got in some of Doddington Dairy's finest for a three scoop desert.

So its a scoop of these
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