Sunday, 14 April 2013


Skegness → Mablethorpe

horses-ingoldmells.png Distance: 15.3 miles
Ascent: 608 metres
Duration: 5 hours 3 minutes

So bracing
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"Skegness is so bracing," said the Jolly Fisherman posters. We completely agree.

sandstorm.pngAfter ten miles even the most beautiful sandy beach gets to be too much. After fifteen miles with the wind hammering the sand against your skin, it's more than time for the torture to end!

The beginning and end of today were on a promenade. The middle section (the vast majority of the walk) was on the soft, sandy beach. Pausing for a rest at Huttoft, the man from the Coast Watch explained:

anderby-creek.png"We haven't seen that wall in nine years."

He gestured at a wall that disappeared into the dunes after a couple of metres.

"You know, I used to cycle all the way from Mablethorpe to Skegness," he continued, "but now..."

star-of-the-east.pngThe landscape is changing round here. So is the car park. "The council want me gone," he said. The man from the seal sanctuary caravan a few doors down said something similar.

I guess it's easier for the council to do something about oddball characters than bulldoze back the sand that has covered what once must have been a gloriously lengthy prom.

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