coast to coast 2011

coast to coast - day 0

Travel from Home to Kirkby Stephen – 203 miles

Although I had a 200 mile drive from home to Kirkby Stephen, I wasn’t in a hurry as I didn’t start my C2C until the following day. I stopped off at Catterick Bridge to look at some caravans/accessories and again at Barnard Castle to look at the caravan site that I’d be using in a few weeks time. Driving on the A66 towards Kirkby Stephen I saw 3 large macaws flying close to the road and could hardly believe my eyes. I later discovered that they were escapees from a local aviary and were often to be seen in the area.

As is usual for me, I arrived in Kirkby Stephen far too early so used some of the time to find the car storage area at Pennine View Caravan & Camping before checking in at Fletcher House. It was here that I met Ash & Ant, two of many like-minded walkers that I would meet along the way.

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