Lincolnshire Coast

 

The weather is set fair, in fact hot at 30c degrees
We book a site called Captain Bluebells Farm. 
When we arrive we are greeted by the owner and told we are the only ones booked in for that night so have the pick of the pitches.

Quickly sited John the owner says we we have the freedom of the farm to walk around and enjoy the animals. 

There is a nice selection of animals and we have a pleasant walk around to view the animals and plan tomorrows cycle ride to Skegness.

The great thing about Lincolnshire is that it is mainly flat making it ideal cycling country and a couple of miles along the road is a promenade going from Chapel St Leonards along a promenade, skirting Ingoldmells and arriving at the outskirts of Skegness.  

We set off the following morning, out to Chapel St Leonards which is a nice little village and sure enough down onto the sea front and we are on the Promenade which is flat and hard surface.

Well it would be a hard surface if the wind had not been strong of late and had blown the sand onto the promenade, the sand is soft and in places pretty deep, this makes the bikes a little bit twitchy if you stray from a straight line.

The problem with the route is not only the sand but people walking dogs and a multitude of electric wheel chairs.

The dogs are mainly on leads but mostly the extending leads and stretches across the promenade making a barrier and hard to navigate with the soft sand.

The electric wheel chairs always take the middle of the promenade and again are hard to pass in the soft sand.

Its a nice route and traffic free until we reach the outskirts of Skegness, even then its off the road on a shared path until we reach the edge of the town. As its busy we dismount and push our bikes around the centre.

After the obligatory  cafe stop where the waitress dropped my cake on the floor, it was the last piece so I had to go for choice number two, we saddled up for the return journey.

This time we had the wheel chairs, the dogs and the sand to contend with,

but now we found the wind had strengthened and of course was in our faces.

Good excuse for the stop at Ingoldmells for a Lager.

Then carry on to Chapel St Leonards and back along the road section to the campsite.

24 miles round trip.
Back off the coast it is sheltered and very hot BBQ and drinks to finish off a great day.

 


We have the campsite to ourselves just as we like it


All the rest of the pitches are empty

Purdy is with us she loves looking out the windscreen

This is what is entertaining Purdy

All the different animals on the farm

The flat promenade leading to Skegness

The goats were very playful

The Alpacas were very friendly

Look at this big Cockerel protecting his girls

The small sheep with the cute lambs

I am convinced the kids are smiling at us.

Love the ducks quacking around

The real reason for the trip Donkeys


Show them a carrot and they all come begging, how cute

Next day we Take the motorhome along the road to Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary at Huttoft. 
The main reason we chose this area of Lincolnshire was for a visit to the sanctuary.
Although it was only two miles along the road and an easy ride, we had brought gifts and food for the sanctuary.

We had a large bag of carrots for the donkeys, Lots of toys and bric a brac for the tombola and gift shop.
these of course were gratefully received and all help the volunteers to keep the sanctuary going.

We have a walk around the sanctuary and hand feed the donkeys on carrots bought from the shop so the diets of the animals can be carefully balanced and monitored.
Then the obligatory visit to the cafe for cake and tea while we watch the donkeys hens and ducks.

A great day out especially as its still lovely and warm.

A nice end to our break in Lincolnshire

 

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