Europe C2C01 - Arrival At St Bees
This set begins the Coast To Coast hike across the UK. First, the day of arrival in the rainy Cumbrian coastal town of St Bees.
ARRIVAL DAY AT ST BEES Barrow-In-Furness railway station, start of the local up the Cumbrian coast
Barrow is still on the edge of the industrial belt, but it rapidly gets rural after that
The Irish Sea comes into view
The Sellafield nuclear reprocessing center, just before St Bees
St Bees, and I'm ready to hike!
Many C2C hikers pass through town every day. This is the map at the railway sation.
Right outside the station, the main street of St Bees
Whineray Texel is a breed of sheep from the Frisian Islands. This narrative will become increasingly ovine as we hike on.
The street rises steeply
Some of us stayed at this hotel, and this is where we ate the first night
I settle in at Fairladies Barn, our first B & B of the trip
My room has its own entrance
Guest laundry on the line. This is the farmers' way of bringing rain.
Across the street from Fairladies. The name refers to a prominent British lodge, equivalent to our Elks.
Apparently there are not many Methodists here
The sign for Outrigger Place, a side street
Remember when community bulletin boards were on paper?
Community notices and a reference to the upcoming EU Parliamentary Election
The Post Office doubles as a convenience store, almost the only place where you can buy anything in St Bees
There are many B&Bs and small hotels on the main street