Sunday, 20 September 2015

Lejogle - Day 16

There was a slight mist in the air this morning, but at least it wasn’t raining.

We set off at about 9:25, going through the centre of Kendal and down the A6 towards Lancaster. I navigated Kendal without any problems but dad missed a turning and was directed by his sat nav down narrow roads with grass down the centre, or, as he put it, a lawn down the middle.

The rest of the ride was uneventful. We made it through Preston and found each other on the other side, so that’s an improvement on the trip up.

I arrived at the campsite at about 15:30. Unfortunately the office closed at 14:00 so I had to phone someone on order to book in. It’s a strange site, it looks like most of the caravans are lived in permanently.

For most of the day I’ve had a creaking from the chain when pedalling. After a while it occurred to me that there was a very good reason as, other than the odd spray of GT85, I’ve not oiled my chain since I started. Hopefully, now it has been oiled, it’ll be quieter tomorrow.

Other than a couple of spots just after we set off and a few more about an hour from the end, today has been dry. It’s not looking like it’ll stay that way for the rest of the ride. It looks like it’ll rain overnight tonight and still be raining when we will be packing up.

The route for tomorrow might include a few B-roads. The site today is a bit out of the way (it was the only site I could find in the Warrington area) and tomorrow’s is out of the way too. This is the result of looking for sites in an area without looking closely at what roads they are on. Oh well, at least we’re deviating from the route we took on the way up.

Distance Today - 77.9 miles
Distance from John O'Groats - 513.8 miles
Total Distance - 1403.2 miles

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