So, already my second run of 2016! My ride out was to the Dolphin Fish and Chip Restaurant at Sutton on Sea. We found this Fish and Chip shop by chance, two years ago. It seems very difficult to find a chippy by the sea that is still open at the end of our rides. The Dolphin, for three visits has stayed open for us, made us very welcome and fed us with some excellent fish and chips!
This particular Tuesday started very wet, and stayed that way right through to the evening! When I arrived at Wide Bargate, I was greeted by just one rider, Kev Copeland. I did suggest postponing our ride, but the lure of fish and chips was too much for Kev to resist.
The weather wasn’t too bad as we left Boston, just a very light drizzle. After riding through Stickney, we turned off onto some nice country backroads. We rode through, East Kirkby, Hareby, Winceby, Salmonby and Tetford. It was shortly after that the heavens opened! We pulled over to ponder waterproofs, but unwisely decided ‘it wasn’t too far!?’ Despite the heavy rain, we enjoyed some twisty roads before reaching Alford. We arrived at Sutton on Sea at about 8:20pm, and managed to park right outside The Dolphin. As ever, we received a warm welcome. After a short wait, we tucked into our fish and chip supper and hot tea and coffee! I don’t know whether the rain affected our taste buds, but the grub seemed better than ever!
With full bellies, and still no waterproofs, we set off for home. Unfortunately, the rain did not let up! But despite the soggy ride, it was still an enjoyable evening. I do feel a return visit to The Dolphin is on the cards before the 2016 ride out season is done. Hopefully with some better weather!