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This week I am blogging about my visit to Lincoln which included food, a reunion and steep walks up cobbled streets and hills!

Last Saturday Derek and I travelled just under 160 miles to Lincoln. The reason? There was a Police Dog Handlers Reunion at The Pride Hotel and Derek wanted to meet some of the men and women from past times and have a 'chat about the good old days'. 

We stopped on the way in a place called Thrussington. I must admit I have never heard of this pretty village with a pub called The Star, built in 1774, which has an excellent reputation for food and drink. After a super lunch which consisted of local sausages, runner beans, mash and onion gravy for Derek and home made salmon and prawn fishcakes with a delicious salad for me, we carried on with our journey to Lincoln.

We had arranged to meet a couple that Derek has befriended on FB to take us to The Pride Hotel for the evening party. Mick and Sue were so friendly and welcoming. It turns out that Sue works in Exmouth as a District Nurse.

Many of you know that my sister lives in Exmouth, so I may see Sue next time I go down for a visit!

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'Posing' with Sue and Mick

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Looks very serious doesn't it!

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Smile please!!

The party involved much reminiscing on the part of the dog handlers and the women chatted about anything and everything. A buffet was served and a video wall showed many dogs performing their duties from years ago.

A very late night resulted in little sleep. Sunday dawned  foggy and after a good breakfast with Sue and Mick, we made our farewells and set off to the centre of Lincoln with a view to seeing the magnificent cathedral. The fog lifted by 10.30 am and the sun shone. Parking was easy to find in the centre of town.

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Lincoln Canal


Superb example of a black and white building

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The cobbled streets

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Up and up!

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People need to be fit to live here!

After a lesiurely walk along flat streets looking at old buildings and shop window displays, we saw the signs pointing to the Cathedral.

It is on the top of a VERY STEEP hill. We began our assent, up and up and up and up.......... there were rail handles to help people stop for a breather

The cobbled paths made the walking quite difficult in places. By the time we raeched the top, we both agreed that the calories from breakfast had been burned off quite significantly!!

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Majestic Cathedral

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Lincoln Cathedral

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Lincoln Cathedral and Cathedral Square

Turning the corner and there was the Cathedral in all its glory. The bells were ringing for a Sunday service, so we could not go inside. We stopped and admired the magnificence of the building work all those years ago.

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Lincoln Castle

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Just a couple of the gleaming bikes!

Opposite the Cathedral, there were many people dressed in plus fours and riding vintage motorcycles. They were taking part in a charity run to raise funds for Prostate Cancer. Some gleaming machines were parked up for people to admire and only guess at the value of these motorbikes.

After a welcome pot of tea and a further look around, we began our journey back to Hereford. All in all, a great way to spend a couple of days

Have a good week everyone, see you next Saturday! 

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