Aidy and I went on a little road trip. We visited three of the the B&B’s (two we’re staying in twice) and dropped off nutritional supplies (or Haribo and Twixs for Aidy) so that we will have these waiting for us rather than having to carry everything with us the whole challenge.
When Aidy arrived at 10:30am ready to go, only then did I realise I had to split the 5 x 1.5kg energy supplements bags in individual 150g bags and calculate how much I would need for each day and drop off at each B&B.
Aidy was like Sébastien Loeb (world rally driver) up and around the Yorkshire Moors. The Fat Lamb, our first stop in Kirkby Stephen looked like a restaurant/pub and B&B – it looked really grand and really nice. We dropped off our supplies with a barman and carried on in the car towards the beautiful Bridgedown House in Richmond. I was already notified by the owner of Bridgedown House that she wouldn’t be in so to drop the supplies in the back garden pink Wendy house. We then continued towards Parkhouse Country Guesthouse in Ingleby Cross. As we approached, we thought we got lost when our GPS took us up a steep, gravel path through some woods until we realised it was a private road and drive into the guesthouse. Absolutely fantastic, grand place and Beverley, the owner, offered us drinks and was really interested in our trip.
We then got home in time for a famlly BBQ at my mum and dad’s which Aidy joined and played some frisbee in the hot evening summer sun – probably not the weather we’ll be getting next week!