Here is Graham's trip to Skegness from summer 2022.
Last Summer I enjoyed a lovely day out with a Church Group from Moss Side in Manchester.
I had taken them out before, so was looking forward to a scenic drive and a fabulous day at the Seaside.
We met up at 8.30am at the church and loaded up lots of baby buggies, beach games, food and drink and we were on our way.
There was a whole range of passengers today, young babies, children, teenagers, parents, grand parents and church officials.
I introduced myself, ensured seat belts were fastened and they all sat back to enjoy the ride. It is a long way to Skegness from Manchester so we sang songs and listened to music to pass the time.
I took the scenic route over the Woodhead Pass and via Lincoln to Skegness and everyone enjoyed the lovely views over the Pennines and the Lincolnshire Countryside.
We arrived in Skegness around 12.45pm and I dropped them all off on the Promenade, just beside the Pleasure Beach. The sun was shining and the place was buzzing. Lots of people, ice cream, candy floss, Fish n Chips and all the fun of the fairground for everyone.
You can't park here, so I then took the coach to the main coach park, by the railway station.
I could now relax for an hour and have a coffee and a sandwich.
Unfortunately the coach was a bit of a mess after the journey, so I spent the next hour cleaning it, ready for the return journey.
We were here until 6pm, so I still had time to explore the sea front and soak up the atmosphere of a typical seaside resort on a Sunny, Summer Saturday.
At 5pm I bought myself Fish & Chips, from a Beach Stall, to get me ready for the return journey, back to Manchester.
I drove back along a different route, via Louth, Grimsby and the M180, which was slightly quicker but less scenic and we arrived back in Moss Side safely, around 10pm.
All in all a brilliant day out was had by everyone. The children slept for most of the return journey, as they were exhausted from all the fun they had enjoyed at the Seaside.