The Buckfast Millennium Pilgrimage 2019

Day 7: Brigg to North Ferriby

A long but almost totally flat day, few hills and only two stiles to go over. The morning is mainly a long stretch beside a canal. The afternoon becomes more scenic as we approach the Humber Estuary and there should be time for a brief pub stop in South Ferriby before we cross the Humber Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world when it was built in 1972. A short, pleasant walk along the shore should then bring us to North Ferriby.

Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 7

Rolls are now stored in aluminium foil not plastic bags (and we don't have disposal plastic cups at drinks stops anymore either) John Chenery

Colourful Karen - a local lady in Brigg

Heritage centre Brigg 3000 year old raft hbuxton

The minister welcomes us to our eucharist in Brigg Methodist Church John Chenery

Brigg Methodist Church John Chenery

It's going to be a long straight morning in the rain following the canallised R Ancholme John Chenery

I told you it was straight. John Chenery

at last time to leave the river John Chenery

Approaching Saxby All Saints, back in the Lincolnshire Wolds John Chenery

Moira and Maureen talked about Talking; The Samaritans and St Hilda John Chenery

No lunch pub! Lunch in Saxby All Saints Church. John Chenery

Saxby All Saints Village Hall open for us to use the loos. John Chenery

Saxby All Saints John Chenery

wks by the Humber John Chenery

St Nicholas, South Ferriby John Chenery

Church locked but keyholder has just arrived John Chenery

Sally led our prayers in St Nicholas John Chenery

Afternoon pub stop in the Nelthorpe Arms John Chenery

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Humber Bridge here we come. John Chenery

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Malcolm Bowen - our friend and fellow Pilgrim

Bruce and Hazel find no hot water in the ktchen in the Norht Ferriby hall (meanwhile the walkers have rather too much water falling out of the sky!) hbuxton

DANGER HIGH WIND says the sign. John Chenery

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At the half way point on the Humber Bridge, Jack marches into God's Own Country John Chenery

Yes it's windy but hey it's behind us and this is fun! John Chenery

Leaving the bridge walkway John Chenery

Suddenly we are in a country park John Chenery

Humber bridge behind us and pilgrims pretending that it is raining! Adilz, Fred (KWLWG)

Made it! After the bridge walking westwards along the north bank of the Humber into the wind, we had got soaked. John Chenery

The aftermath John Chenery

Cooks Bruce, Hazel, plus Howard and Deirdre serve dinner. John Chenery

North Ferriby Village Hall: just like the pilgrims, the arrows have to dry off. John Chenery

John Chenery Envious of you all whilst I was at work today despite the rain. Regards John Brennan John Brennan

Today it was raining but the wind was behind us so one's waterproof jacket was unzipped John Chenery

apart from the last stretch after the bridge heading west to N Ferriby. There we got soaked. John Chenery