In the middle of this ride we arrived at Geddington. I attempted to tell Sam a little about the Eleanor Cross but as if by magic a Canadian Historian appeared. He told us about Edward the Confessor, how no kings since him have been faithful to their wives (including our future king,) how the cross is sighted on an ancient spring that the Romans built a temple to and that temple is now the site of the Saxon church in little old Geddington which appears to have been incredibly important in medieval England. Also they weren't crosses at all but situated on crossroads. Wow! I could have listened to this guy for hours but we had to get to Brigstock which at that point we foolishly thought was half an hour away!
The end destination is pretty good as it's another of our splendid country parks and the place where they started the red kite reintroduction. I think we all know how well that went. One of the winged monsters landed in a field near us. They are so cool and frankly ten a penny round here! The big attraction of the country park was, you guessed it, the cafe. Sam was not only greeted by hot chocolate and a cookie but his Mum had also turned up with a change of clothes. Surprisingly I didn't get told off. She just said: "I'm sure he loved it anyway!" Apparently I promised to take him back when it's not so muddy!!!