455a Saltfleet to Donna Nook

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

I’m back in Lincolnshire and making the most of a few days of fine September weather. But, when I park The Beast in the car park, at Donna Nook, I’m alarmed to see a red flag flying over the dunes.

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454 pm to Saltfleet

[This walk was completed on the 20th August, 2021]

I leave the wide beach behind, and follow a path over the dunes, to where it joins a farm track. On the way, I pass several warning signs about unexploded ordinances and the danger area I’m leaving.

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454am Sutton on Sea & Mablethorpe, to Saltfleet

[This walk was completed on the 20th August, 2021]

The promenade looks busier today. Perhaps because it’s a Friday there seem to be more visitors about.

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453pm Ingoldmells to Sutton on Sea

[This walk was completed on the 19th August, 2021]

It’s midday when I reach Vickers Point, where I spot a beach cafe and decide it’s time for a treat. I order ice cream with strawberries (fruit makes the snack “healthy”, don’t you know), but the serving lady picks the berries up with bare fingers to position them, artistically, on the plate

With her fingers? Should I say something? Demand another plate?

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453am Skegness to Ingoldmells

[This walk was completed on the 19th August, 2021]

It’s 10 o’clock in the morning, but feels much earlier. Skegness is still asleep. I stand on the eerily empty promenade and look out over the milky sea, where the wind turbines are barely visible in the morning mist.

Walk past the lifeguard post – with no guards on duty yet – and then start out across the sands.

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452b Skegness to Gibraltar Point

[This walk was completed on the 18th August 2021]

I follow the track from the car park. It runs southwards towards Gibraltar Point along the edge of a wide area of vegetated dunes. Once upon a time, the sea would have probably reached this point.

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452a Low Road, Croft to Skegness

[This walk was completed on the 18th August 2021]

I leave my bike behind and catch the bus this morning. Should be simple, but I have two problems. Firstly, I can’t find the bus station, and have to ask someone, because the buses are cunningly hidden behind the railway station. Secondly, the bus driver has never heard of Low Road. Luckily I remembered the name of the garage on the corner. Lomax garage? Yes, he’s heard of that.

There doesn’t seem to be a bus stop here – although Google Maps has got one marked. But the driver drops me off anyway.

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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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