Featured County Durham Coastal Trip

Discussion in 'Rideouts, Trackdays, Touring & Spotted' started by steve lovatt, May 20, 2022.

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  1. steve lovatt

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    This was me going up the coast into County Durham - first stop, Seaton Carew (or Seaton Canoe as the locals call it).

    Some of you will know the story of John and Ann Darwin - (especially as a new drama has just been on TV), - the man who faked his death to defraud the life insurance companies by faking a canoeing accident.

    There's not much there to be fair apart from a brilliant sandy beach, like most of this coastline but the town is a bit run down and in need of some TLC.

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    The Art Deco clock tower

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    Colourful beach huts

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    But a lot of the place looks like this

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    On to Seaham with some handy bike parking in the square by the war memorial

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    Tommy, the World War 1 memorial statue is in the background

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    Too much polishing required for me :D

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    The old Georgian Dock, now a marina

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  2. Markus

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    @steve lovatt: What a scenary! Thanks for the beautiful pictures!
     
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  3. Wessa

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    Nice one Steve, another good set of pictures.
     
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  4. Geoff Butler

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    Nice, how do you find that solo seat on the XTribute comfort wise?
     
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    It's actually quite comfy despite being pretty firm. I've done a trip around Herefordshire and bits of Wales on the bike, and rode it from Hampshire to North Yorkshire mostly on the motorway and didn't feel like I'd sat on a plank of wood for four and a half hours. :cool:
     
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  6. Sandi T

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    Wonderful photos and descriptions, Steve! Beautiful scenery...Seaham looks particularly enticing to me. And you had beautiful, sunny, blue skies!! Hurray! :sun::cool::D Looking forward to looking over Episode 2 right after I hit "Post Reply" on this one.
     
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