BTW, is that ‘out’ ‘out’ a Mickey Flannigan out out? 🤣🤣🤣Had a day "Out, Out" yesterday - A sunny May Bank Holiday Sunday, so just a case on avoiding the traffic jams....
Heading West, as predicted the cloud started to burn off by "Hungerford" through the "Savernake Forest" before working our way down to "Salisbury Plain":
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Next stop was "Shaftesbury" - Luckily their special SLK parking space was available..!!
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Shaftesbury is a nice little town to walk around, with nice views from the park - Google Maps: Shaftesbury · Shaftesbury, UK
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...and has the famous Hovis Hill...!!
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Departed "Shaftesbury" heading West on the "B3081" up some nice hairpin bends onto Cranbourne Chase - Luckily the chief navigator was onboard, as a Panda car was sitting at the top...!! Next stop was "Win Green" Hill - Google Maps: National Trust - Win Green · Win Green, Donhead Hollow, Ludwell SP7 0ES, United Kingdom for lunch with a view:
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The clump of trees in the back ground is "Win Green"
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Heading South to the "Purbeck Hills" and passed "Corfe Castle"
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Before arriving at "Swanage" - Luckily most people by this time where leaving, so got a good parking spot:
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Was thinking that it 40 years since I first cycled to Swanage as a lad...
Having consumed some nice Fish & Chips + a double Ice Cream by the sea:
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Had the prospect of a two hour drive home - Leaving later paid dividends, with only slow traffic past "Ringwood" but other wise a good run home.. Though always amazes Me how I get better mpg when the Cheif Navigator is on-board.....!!
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Excellent Davie, by far the best way to do it… it’d be rude not too. 🤣My daughter is in the final year of taking her masters in film making at uni and has to shoot a short movie she's written. Yesterday she needed to go looking at some loch locations for it so I volunteered to drive her. We covered over a 100 miles with the top down and ended up choosing one less than five miles away.
Correct - Seems some people on the "Who got their top down" thread pop to the shops 5 minutes away and manage to clock up 50 miles of SLK open top driving...!!BTW, is that ‘out’ ‘out’ a Mickey Flannigan out out? 🤣🤣🤣
Trev, my Mrs and I love the bloke..... an SLK Out Out day sounds perfect! 👍Correct - Seems some people on the "Who got their top down" thread pop to the shops 5 minutes away and manage to clock up 50 miles of SLK open top driving...!!
But our trip to Dorset & the Coast on Sunday was a proper SLK day "Out, Out"
Sounds like a great trip out..... what did you do with the asparagus? I fry mine in garlic and butter.....Had a steady pootle in Staffordshire. A52 A515 bought asparagus from a farm near Lichfield, back along A51 to Rugeley and the parked up a blithfield reservoir had a walk, got really good ice-cream, then pootled on home. Not the longest run or the longest day, but steady and waving to anybody in a car with roof down🤡.
Also makes you appreciate there are some good roads and views in your own county when the rain stops.😇
Enjoy the weather!