… probably for some time, unless I start shopping for essentials on two wheels. These were taken yesterday, on a trip into Northumberland designed to avoid almost everyone and everything. Hexham to Cambo can be done via B roads and from there it was a circular trip around Harwood Forest.
From door to door it was exactly seventy miles and I hardly saw a soul – these roads are empty, virus or no virus.
This final image shows the railway bridge to the left at Scots’ Gap and the converted station buildings to the right. Sited about midway between Redesmouth and Morpeth on the Wansbeck Railway, the line closed in 1952. According to Disused Stations: The station opened as Scots Gap on 23rd July 1862 being renamed Scotsgap in October 1903. The station was poorly equipped as a junction with no branch bays and a single platform on the down side. The station building was solidly built of local stone with a stone signal box at the east end. The station had two parallel loops with two sidings on the north side. There were three short spurs, one serving a locomotive turntable. The outermost siding served a goods platform and cattle dock and a goods warehouse.
Well I suppose it was bound to happen, just keep well, and hopefully it will be over quickly.
Likewise – I self-isolate much of the year reagrdless 🙂
no flags on our greens when will they return Tony
Hopefully over in time for the Golf in the Wild Open! Keep well my friend
Stay well, my friend.
Likewise Pit … and your friends and family
Stayed safe, well, and upbeat, Robin
Likewise Sue – still looking on the bright side 🙂
All we can do
I have sounded my horn on that bridge on more than one occassion.
It’s obligatory 🙂
Yep- same here! Do you think there’s something happening I should know about, Robin? 🙂 🙂
Nothing I have heard 😉
Love the photos, Robin.
Thanks Jean – good to hear from you. Somehow we lost touch – I think you took a break and then I started posting about one per month. The current regime is one per week. Hope all is well with you and yours – still wild swimming? All the best, R
Yes Robin, I took a long break from all social media.
Just getting ready to resume the wild swimming. The seas have been mad.
Enjoy the silence, Robin. So few know how.
I will – living where we do, everyday life isn’t that much different. All the very best to you and yours,
Hope things allow more rural rides before too long.
Thanks Thom and likewise. On wild country roads, alone on a motorcycle, covered head to foot, there is probably nowhere more isolated. However, in these difficult times, it is about showing solidarity – that and not wanting to add to the NHS burden by falling off 🙂
I look forward to a trip up that way when events permit.