Out in the van…Humber Bridge Country Park

Under the bridge

Just a few hours out and about meeting with my mum and sister and her family. A socially distanced walk in sleet and snow followed by hot soup and sandwiches and the obligatory tin of quality street.

The country park is wonderful positioned under and around the Humber Bridge and along the Hessle foreshaw and Ill definitely return in the summer.

I didn’t take many photos as it was too chuffing cold!

The joy of the van really is how it can make simple occasions that bit more special…

Happy days!

Author: Michael

Husband, dad,programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

12 thoughts on “Out in the van…Humber Bridge Country Park”

  1. Glad you got together, albeit freezing at the same time, but at least it’s safer. At a glance, your Humber Bridge is very similar to Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge which connects the Lower and Upper Peninsula with a five-mile span. Every Labor Day, they hold a walk to cross that bridge – it’s been done for years. You can walk halfway and come back to your start point or cross to the other side and return by ferry. There are no autos allowed on the Island, just horse and buggy or bicycles. One day I will walk that bridge!

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  2. it opened in 1980 I think, and at the time was the largest single span bridge in the world. I used to live in a little village on the far bank and was born in Hull on the bank we were on. I remember it opening as a kid and similar to your bridge, it was first open for people to walk across and it was so exciting for everyone.

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  3. I was going to send you a link of our bridge – I think you must have seen it to make the comparison or heard about it. Yes, very similar appearance and for ours, on very windy days, they have to escort each vehicle across the bridge, driving close to keep it from going over the edge. Also, they have a free service that if someone doesn’t think they can drive across the bridge, they will drive your vehicle for you. I’ve not driven over it myself as I was a kid when we went to Mackinac Island so I didn’t drive then. I would like to do the walk – I think it would be exciting like it was for your walkers. The tradition here is the sitting Governor leads the pack of walkers across each year.

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