Time to take a break and meet up with Gold Wing biking friends.
July saw OH and myself heading towards Fleetwood for our GWOCGB region's [Lancs and Lakes] Wing Ding. Not being campers, we booked as usual into a hotel. The North Euston Hotel on the Esplanade at Fleetwood once again welcomed us.
Fleetwood is a fishing town on the north Lancashire coast across the bay from Morecambe; as you can guess, freshly caught fish was on the menu everywhere. We settled ourselves after inscribing at the Wing Ding site and doing our stint to meet and greet new arrivals etc.
There is always a planned ride-out. We and another member managed to get some photos of these impressive bikes as they gathered for a day of riding.
The evenings were a time of chat, catch-up and fun as many danced to the disco.
Afterwards, many headed straight down to Weston-Super-Mare at the other end of the country in the south west of England into sunny North Somerset for Avon Wing's Wing Ding. This was Cider country!
We headed there later in the week, checking in to the very comfortable seafront hotel - Smiths Hotel. Planning to catch up with family whilst down there, our plans changed somewhat and didn't get onto the Wing Ding site as much as hoped. We did however, meet up with many friends on the seafront at the Thursday night Weston Bike Night where bikes of all shapes and sizes were parked up for the men to drool over. Freshly caught fish was also on the menu and they were huge. Enough to feed two.
If you have a Gold Wing or are thinking of buying one, visit the GWOCGB website to get a flavour of the fun to be had. If you haven't yet got your Gold Wing you can join as a 'social member'. Visit the GWOCGB site for details
When the sun went down on Sunday night, the light started to go 'transparent'; the lights on the hotel terrace came on - rotating from lilac to blue to green with fairy lights dripping down the lamp standards and I really felt as if I was back in Venice on the Riva degli Schiavoni!
Although the palm trees transported me to Nerja in southern Spain.