Today I've been finalising the planning for stage 3 of my Around the Edge of England tour, which I'm doing by bus (with a little help from the odd train or ferry). So far I've used 39 buses, one tram, one train and a ferry and travelled a total of 923.3km (measured in kilometres to upset any UKIP readers!)
The journey resumes next week and although early February isn't perhaps the best time to go bus riding for 5 days I'm realising that the speed at which rural bus services are disappearing (due to government funding cuts) I've got to do as much as I can as quickly as I can! Already the first bus of the trip - the 89 from Lancaster to Knott End on Sea - has been scheduled for the axe and many more will follow.
But, route devised, timetables checked, hotels and train tickets booked and off I go again. There is a link to the trip blog on the sidebar but I 'll leave the writing-up until I return.