Hornsea Mere, Trans Pennine Trail and Everton on top of the league!!

Slow start to the day with a lie in, bacon butties and general lolling including challenging our parking ticket and a bit of blogging.

We cycle into Hornsea on a cycle track that literally goes past the back of the campsite. We discover later that this is in fact part of a 215 mile cycle and walking route called the Trans Pennine Trail that starts in Hornsea and crosses the country to end eventually in Southport with 70% of the route on cycle paths.

We exit the trail onto the main road in error but we are soon at our first stop at Hornsea Mere which is the largest fresh water lake in Yorkshire. Its a lovely day again so the mere is sparkling. There is a large flock of Canadian Geese and loads of mute swans. After a short walk around one bit of the lake we visit the gift shop and buy our first Christmas dec of the year. We’d normally buy one at least on each holiday but it’s been more challenging this year.

Takeaway cuppas bought from the cafe to wash down our picnic lunch whilst sitting on one of the many benches overlooking the Mere. This is made more memorable by Everton beating West Brom 5-2 which puts Everton on top of the premiership after two games. According to Tony the table never lies and his phone is going mad with messages from other blues fans!

Next is a quick pit stop at the beach where it all looks a bit wild before we find the official start of the Trans Pennine Trail. We cycle along for about a mile and a half and suddenly realise we are back at the campsite. Who knew?? We have decided to stay a third night here, so will explore further tomorrow.

Tea and a sport fix for Tony before showers and then a walk into Hornsea along the Trans Pennine Trail. Lots of geese squawking overhead, returning to the mere, made us think of home.

A couple of drinks in busy but socially distancing pubs in one of which we met a scouser who was brought up in the same road as T. He spotted his EFC rugby shirt as well as the accent! A very small world sometimes. Take away Chinese meal and a taxi back to the van ends our day.

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