451 Wainfleet to Low Road, Croft

[This walk was completed on 17th August, 2021]

I park the Beast in a little residential cul-de-sac in Wainfleet St Mary. It’s raining, and I wait until the downpour has slowed to a drizzle, before I heave my Scooty bike out of the van. Wrap my rucksack in a plastic bag, pull on my waterproof jacket and set off.

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450 Friskney to Wainfleet

[This walk was completed on the 12th July 2021]

Well, England didn’t win the Euro2020 cup. We lost on penalties, again. Such bad luck.

Bad luck was going to stalk me for a couple of days. But I didn’t know that, when I returned to Friskney Flats and cycled up to the end of Sea Lane, to take a better look at the mysterious tower.

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449b Freiston Shore to Friskney

[This walk was completed on the 11th July 2021]

I really don’t like cows. So, since they’ve taken over the top of the bank, I decide to sneak round below them, and I climb down the landward side of the sea wall. But, they’re down here too! Some are behind a fence, but a whole group are sprawled on the grass in front of me.

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449a Freiston Shore to Friskney

[This walk took place on the 11th July 2021]

I leave my Scooty bike chained up against a fence in the car park at Freiston Shore. It’s nearly midday already

It took me some time to find somewhere for breakfast, then I had drive further up the coast and find a place to park and, after that, I had a convulted cycle ride along minor roads – stopping to check my Garmin regularly – to get here.

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448pm Boston to Freiston Shore

[This walk was completed on the 10th July 2021]

I finish my lunch, and leave the blue viewing platform. One last look back at Boston…

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448am Boston to Freiston Shore

[This walk was completed on the 10th July 2021]

It’s a Saturday, and the market in Boston is busy. I enjoy wandering past the stalls, and listening to the different languages being spoken.

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447pm Frampton Marsh to Boston

[This walk was completed on the 9th July, 2021]

The first part of the diversion looks quite appealing – a well-mown path around the edge of an old waste tip. There are gas-releasing tubes and cannisters poking up through the top soil

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447am Frampton Marsh to Boston

[This walk was completed on the 9th July, 2021]

At the end of the public road at Frampton Marsh, a RSPB worker is fixing an honesty box to a post, along with a sign asking people to pay for parking. I wonder if that’s legal on a public road, but she tells me I don’t have to pay as I’m cycling!

I chain my bike to a wooden barrier…

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446 Fosdyke Bridge to Frampton Marsh

[This walk was completed on the 8th July, 2021]

Glad to be back on my coastal trek, I hide my bike behind the hull of an old boat. It’s in a ramshackle yard, beside Fosdyke Bridge.

The bridge itself is an ugly old thing. It takes the A17 across the River Welland and, as far as I can tell, the bridge can’t move. Which means that no large ships can get beyond this point up the river.

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445 Holbeach St Matthew to Fosdyke Bridge

[This walk was completed on the 13th June 2021]

I hide my Scooty bike in some bushes, and regain the sea bank near Holbeach St Matthew.

Sea bank? Not much sign of the sea, to be honest. Just a swathe of marshy grassland, intercut with channels of water.

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