The wind seemed to have dropped here a few more miles inland even if it had been coming overland and not off the sea. I decided to follow an old road along through the middle of the countryside and not on the main roads. Across the fields I spied a very old looking abbey and way off in the distance, Wahey... the Humber bridge. Though I was not especially keen to get out of North Lincolnshire I was looking forward to crossing her.
The feat of engineering technology that span the entire Humber into East Yorkshire. A couple of horses came along the road just as I was filming a small clip about the view. Things were jolly pleasant out here on the estuary approaches.
I crossed back to where I thought the path was going and came across another dig which was around a house that had apparently been the dwelling of one of Charles the 1st's top men. They all looked animated as they had just found a tooth or some pottery. I asked one of the students if she knew where the path was going but, she wasn't sure. She sent me in the direction of the main gate offices. When I got there I was told that this was a National Heritage Site and that I needed to pay to be here. Oops.....
Back along the road away from Thornton Abbey and I came to a station out in the middle of a field, with old fashioned gates and Lever catches to open and close the points and the signals.
The road to barrow upon Humber was a bit boring, but it passed reasonably quickly. Again the survey of car drivers was underway and about 50 % in favour of my stepping out of the way. Well done those people for their acknowledgements....
Well, it came as a surprise to me that the cook, Ang a lady who was, as of thirty minutes earlier a stranger, and a person obviously with an enormous heart, had offered to pay something towards the room for me to stay in. I was blown away by her and Sarah's kind offers and hardly had the heart to reject such a gift. I felt graced by this and was amazed at the random kindness of these people who don't know me from Adam. I gave Ang one of my prospectus to read through as I ate my soup and she disappeared to the bank I guess.
It is a delightful place to spend a few days from which you can discover the local Estuary and features associated with the bridge and Coastal areas of North Lincolnshire. Take a look at their website please.
When I retired to my room for the evening I took a shower and luxuriated in the depth of comforts here. A world apart from the room at Immingham, but none the more incredible as an experience. It is true, that if you put your trust in the Universe it will always supply you just what you need, to experience what your heart desires.