Patsy rides again

Yep, we’re off again, this time on a slightly longer tour starting this Tuesday.

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First port of call is Wales, home of beautiful countryside, lots of sheep, some good singers and apparently, according to my Welsh friends a team that can throw around a funny shaped ball rather well…

Cardiff will be the first stop, right in the city centre, near the cricket ground. We’ll check out Barry Island & Brecon Beacons by day, and venture on to ‘the scene’ at night.

Then it’s across to Pembrokeshire for a short stay at Freshwater East  and a chance to explore the South western tip before heading to Fishguard and on to the ferry across to Rosslare in Ireland

We ‘done’ most of the Republic a few years ago, so it’s just a few days in Wicklow, then we’ll be hauling Patsy up to the north, to Down Patrick for a week rendezvousing with a friend, pitching up in his yard for a week and exploring the northern coastline.

Then, another ferry, this time to Stranraer and the Scottish leg of the trip. No specific plans yet, but Edinburgh, some of the highlands and a distillery or two may be on the list. We’ve already done Glasgow, so will probably give it a miss this time.

Then we return to England. Again no specific route but the Lake District will most certainly be on the list, along with stops in Yorkshire and Staffordshire and a dart in to northern Wales to catch up with friends.

Then back to what was home, Cambridge to catch up with yet more friends before returning to what will hopefully be sunny Saltdean early to mid July.

And if all this goes well, in the autumn Patsy goes continental……