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Hard to quickly think up a hugely significant track but I see Bennie and the Jets is on, and the good folk of East Coast Mainline will not have heard it since I put it on at York station many many years ago.



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That looks tremendous, make it three of those, then we can end the trip here and begin the post mortem on the train! So I'll put up my last track of the trip which I think we've abided by:


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Up at the Station Job done!

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Just waiting for the Flying Scotsman, or Deltic a la Jack Carter.

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Train is on its way



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Just pretend its heading South Mick and Bob....nice bit of music....



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Cracked that one!! Watched it in the mirror :-D

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Watch out for the cycle trap in "On Your Bike" found by Steve!

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Right so long for now Mick and Bob 20 Minutes out of Berwick and we are already at Acklington. Just lugging the bike on to the platform, just me getting off, nice of them to stop.

Au Revoir, but I will tackle the outstanding Quiz Questions and post them up. Good job the Flying Scotsman has Wi Fi these days. Give a toast as you cross the water at Newcastle and safe trip home.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
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Watch out for the cycle trap in "On Your Bike" found by Steve!
No worries there James, we've finished cycling , on the train home now! :)

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Sorry I missed your alighting there Neil!! I had a phone call from my man in Spain and I was tied up for nearly an hour!! Bob's gone to the buffet car to see the travelling chef about an egg and cress sandwich and a couple of beers so he could be missing until Doncaster! I'm watching out for York due in about 6 minutes I think! Reflecting on the last 8 days and its been a real pleasure to share the adventure with such interesting and intelligent people, I think we've had a ball. I'm looking forward to your answers on the outstanding questions but I probably won't do any more research myself tonight. I'll update you more when we get closer to home. Cheers for Now :) :)

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Get a couple out of the way....
On the way we will pass through Horncliffe:
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 8 Number 6
What is this village's claim to fame?
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Its the most northerly village in England
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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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?
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 8 Number 7
Where might we find these forgotten steeds?
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25 May 2020, 16:04
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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2/2 so far!! Keep it up, I did have Brian Palmer down as a gillie but Head Boatman sounds much better :-D Out of interest Brian Palmer is also a car bodywork expert who owns and runs his own bodyshop in St Albans under the "Chips Away" banner. I have used him for all my body repairs which were beyond my scope. He made a great job of the Stag's bonnet and nobody has ever commented on it! :)

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Just leaving Newark:
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Pulling into Grantham, very underrated town IMHO.
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From the station its a short virtual stroll to the Guildhall with a fantastic statue of Sir Isaac Newton outside
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and not to be forgotton is the lovely church of St Wilfrum
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MIck few little clues needed if you are in a generous mood

I've literally driven from Chainbridge to Berwick and cant find that house the nearest one --and it isnt that was Dene cottage an airBnB luxury property close to Paxton House.

and Kimmerston......drawn a blank so far

and the scrapyard......unless its a corner of Chainbridge honey farm.....still drawing a blank

Cheers Neil