The cynical side of me thinks – “oh no — incense and nik-naks!” when I hear the word “Morpeth”, but to be fair, it is a great little town with genuine history and charm, even if it can be hard to see that clearly sometimes, hidden as it can be behind the old guys on new Harleys and the expensive SUVs etc. that are parked in the main street!
I did manage to find a couple of Old Bicycle treats there today though — Hurrah!
For a moment I thought I’d died and gone to bicycle heaven … or at least a recyclist’s paradise of some sort.
Spotted for sale – a 5 speed ladies Road King at 150 bucks!! – I guess my red diamond framed 10 speed version was a bargain then, at zilch dollars and in much better condition … truly, I love my Road King but it is a department store bike for heaven’s sake!
I was rather pleased with the above shot of Morpeth suburbia in a back street, away from the tourists.
Well, if there’s a better alternative to seeing the town than walking or cycling, it must be this!