The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Oh Woe!

There is no longer an outdoor shop in Osmotherley. The village store doesn't sell gas or meths either. The campsite has Camping Gaz, but that's no use to us, and they've sold out of meths.

I reckon we've got one meal's worth left in our canister, which means there's none spare for tea :-(

It's not the end of the world - surely there's a purveyor of meths (even if not screw-top gas) in Barnard Castle, where we're due to arrive on Monday?

(Of course, if any of my readers happens to live in the line of Osmotherly to Darlington to Barnard Castle and happens to have any gas or meths to spare, then we'd be most pleased to hear from you!)

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  1. Kitt Pongo and the Hogman are open on Sunday 1100-1530hrs;
    just north of Darlington town centre - maybe 50-100 yds from inner ring road
    sell many cookers and fuel
    01325 355366 or 07847 968059
    open today until 1700 hrs
    132 Northgate

  2. and a millets 01325 527806
    sunday opening 1000-1600hrs

  3. I got the kit for café akto at Kit Pongo's. Just sayin' like.... (Mike, not anonymous..)