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21st October 2022: Derek Adams
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Derek Adam's has finished the second leg of his sponsored Walk Around the Coast of Britain. So far, he has walked 650 miles and visited 47 RNLI lifeboat stations. Here is his own account:

"Following my ferry across the Great Ouse at Kings Lynn, under the watchful eyes of George Vancouver, local sea Captain who gave his name to that great city on the Pacific Coast of Canada, I was delighted to trek the Peter Scott Nature Trail around the Wash and the mouth of the river Nene.

Trekking up the Haven river to Boston, I climbed the 209 steps to the viewing balcony of The Stump, which is the tower of St Botolph's Church (St Botolph is the Anglo-Saxon Patron Saint of Travellers) to view the entire Wash from Hunstanton to Skegness.

Staying with an old Police colleague of Sue's in Mablethorpe enabled me to travel light while visiting RNLI stations from Skegness to Cleethorpes. Staying with Travelodge for a number of nights enabled me to adopt the same modus operandi for visiting stations from the Humber up to the Tees, along the beautiful North York coast.

I paused to visit the Transporter Bridge over the Tees at Middlesbrough, in its final two weeks of being open to the public. A ridiculous decision by the local authority who are about to put the final nail in the coffin of their area's local history.
My final Station on this leg was Hartlepool. No sign of any monkeys on the beach, but a splendid statue of Andy Capp who epitomizes the dour steadfast community spirit of the hospitable folk who live and work here.

Total miles now walked from Lee-on -the-Solent: 650.Lifeboat Stations visited: 47.

Thanks to everyone who has encouraged, assisted, and sponsored me.Leg 3 to commence from Hartlepool Springtime 2023, God willing. Derek.

If you would like to sponsor Derek, please go to his Just Giving page:
JustGiving.com/team/DEREKtreksBRITAINAny sponsorship would be much appreciated.

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