UK Tour

User: TGT
Dates: 31 May 2017 - 25 Sep 2017
Duration: 3ย months, 3ย weeks

A grand tour of the UK, a long time planning, started 1st June 2017 ๐Ÿ˜€

Monday 25 Sep 2017 18:37

Parked for the night

Getting the bus ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ต tomorrow as Edinburgh suffers from the same lethargy as other British towns, cars are damned ๐Ÿ˜ 

Posted: Sept. 25, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

Monday 25 Sep 2017 17:43

Edinburgh, a city of contrasts...

From the left, a modern mess-terpiece the Scottish Parliament, beautiful architecture the Palace of Holyrood House, Mother Nature, Arthur's Seat atop the hills and mountains.

Posted: Sept. 25, 2017, 4:43 p.m.

Monday 25 Sep 2017 17:37

Scottish Parliament

Not sure what's going on with the bits of wood, if it's camouflage, it's not working, it just looks... naff!

Posted: Sept. 25, 2017, 4:37 p.m.

Monday 25 Sep 2017 17:33

The Palace of Holyrood House

Posted: Sept. 25, 2017, 4:33 p.m.

Monday 25 Sep 2017 10:49

Edinburgh

The Royal Yacht Britannia, through a very strong mist/fog Managed to pull some contrast back, such a shame it's not a good day...

Posted: Sept. 25, 2017, 9:49 a.m.

Sunday 24 Sep 2017 17:47

Pete and Joss, ciggie break, in the rain... Didn't follow them this time ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: Sept. 24, 2017, 4:47 p.m.

Sunday 24 Sep 2017 14:54

Late lunch with my Brother and Sister-in-law

Posted: Sept. 24, 2017, 1:54 p.m.

Saturday 23 Sep 2017 22:23

Night stop at CAMC site

Posted: Sept. 23, 2017, 9:23 p.m.

Friday 22 Sep 2017 21:22

Night Stop

Posted: Sept. 22, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Friday 22 Sep 2017 10:49

The latrine...

Desperate times...

Posted: Sept. 22, 2017, 9:49 a.m.

Friday 22 Sep 2017 10:39

Blackness Castle

Round the other way...

Posted: Sept. 22, 2017, 9:39 a.m.

Friday 22 Sep 2017 10:36

View from the top of Blackness Castle

Queensferry Crossing/Forth Bridge in the distance

Posted: Sept. 22, 2017, 9:36 a.m.

Thursday 21 Sep 2017 20:09

Night Stop

Posted: Sept. 21, 2017, 7:09 p.m.

Thursday 21 Sep 2017 15:38

Dunfermline

Posted: Sept. 21, 2017, 2:38 p.m.

Thursday 21 Sep 2017 15:34

Dunfermline

Posted: Sept. 21, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

Thursday 21 Sep 2017 14:50

St Margaret's Cave

Posted: Sept. 21, 2017, 1:50 p.m.

Thursday 21 Sep 2017 14:46

St Margaret's Cave - 87 steps down and 87 back up...

Posted: Sept. 21, 2017, 1:46 p.m.

Thursday 21 Sep 2017 13:58

Tuilyies Standing Stones

Drove past them, turned round came back and this is them!

No wonder I missed them ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: Sept. 21, 2017, 12:58 p.m.

Thursday 21 Sep 2017 7:31

Morning mist!

Raining pretty much all night and it hasn't stopped...

Posted: Sept. 21, 2017, 6:31 a.m.

Thursday 21 Sep 2017 0:06

Night Stop

Posted: Sept. 20, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 16:41

Off to a CAMC site...

Posted: Sept. 20, 2017, 3:41 p.m.

Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 15:52

Posted: Sept. 20, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 15:47

Posted: Sept. 20, 2017, 2:47 p.m.

Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 15:42

The Kelpies

Posted: Sept. 20, 2017, 2:42 p.m.

Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 15:32

The Kelpies and canal

Posted: Sept. 20, 2017, 2:32 p.m.

Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 15:28

On the way to the Kelpies

Posted: Sept. 20, 2017, 2:28 p.m.

Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 12:04

Falkirk wheel Time lapse video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JKW_Bc3C50

Posted: Sept. 20, 2017, 11:04 a.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 10:36

View from Dumbarton Castle!!!

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 9:36 a.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 10:35

Dumbarton Castle!!!

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 9:35 a.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 10:33

Dumbarton Castle No midges here!

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 9:33 a.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 10:05

Tides coming in, sadly had to take this from inside with the window up, there are about 10 billion midges outside...

Where do they come from? Where do they go?

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 9:05 a.m.

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 8:11

Morning view!

Posted: Sept. 19, 2017, 7:11 a.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 13:30

Dumbarton Castle

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 9:57

Thought this was a railway line

Flew the drone, it's a road!

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 8:57 a.m.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 8:58

Sometimes you have to stop...

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 7:58 a.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 22:04

Night Stop

So glad I'm about 300 feet above sea level, it hasn't stopped raining all evening...

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 9:04 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 16:12

Ok, so I was looking for somewhere to park up for the night, but they have introduced some ridiculous by laws. You have to pay to park overnight within the Trossachs, not a problem - don't mind paying ยฃ3, but the web site is poor, especially the map, so not sure where to park... The phone helpline isn't open at the weekend! Consequently I'm heading out of the management area for tonight as I don't want a ยฃ500 fine Very poor implementation ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 20:40

Flew the drone yesterday, take a look here https://youtu.be/jZV4LwFdy4s

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 20:29

Night Stop

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 13:28

Stopped for lunch

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 12:28 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 11:21

Great view, launched drone for a look see

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 10:21 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 19:37

Night Stop

It got quite windy so moved inshore a bit...

Decided to head towards Loch Lomond via Dundee

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 6:37 p.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 12:04

Office view for the last hour

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 11:04 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 9:59

So calm and peaceful...

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 8:59 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 9:43

Amazing what a difference a couple of hours makes...

Bright sunshine!

Decided to go for a walk along the prom, sad and lonely ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ see earlier comment ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 8:43 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 7:49

Weather is closing in again, only the sad and lonely are out along the promenade...

Most of the ships have 'vanished' in the rain mist that is slowly approaching, just vague shapes gradually fading as it rolls in, slightly spooky!

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 6:49 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 7:41

Morning view out my bedroom window...

At least 12 ships were anchored off shore over night, now slowly making their way into port, one at a time

Those little dots are all pretty much like the photo I took yesterday, they are huge!

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 6:41 a.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 21:37

Temperature has dropped tonight, 7 degrees outside and only 14 inside.

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 8:37 p.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 19:47

Night stop by the beach

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 14:04

It won't stop raining. Come on Scotland, I'm getting disappointed with you!!

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 1:04 p.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 9:51

Sitting here enjoying my coffee, listening to two young 'ladies' talking about one of their work colleagues... God I miss L&G ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 8:51 a.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 9:41

Union Square Shopping Centre

Lattรฉ and muffin, because why not ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 8:41 a.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 9:11

These cargo ships are massive!

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 8:11 a.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 8:27

Out early (ish!)

Very grey day...

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 7:27 a.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 19:49

Night Stop

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 6:49 p.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 14:10

Falls of Feugh

Salmon jumping up the waterfall!

Took some video, will try to put one up later...

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 1:10 p.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 19:21

Night Stop at CACC site

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 6:21 p.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 15:07

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 2:07 p.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 15:02

Ballater

They don't do churches by halves in the Cairngorms!

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 2:02 p.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 13:16

"As still skies or storms unfold" "Take a moment to behold"

Wise words

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 12:16 p.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 13:11

Currently 2,113 feet above sea level and it's flippin' windy...

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 12:11 p.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 13:07

Just went over the top of the mountain, reached 2,100 feet!!!

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 12:07 p.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 12:45

This would be a cracking place to stop, the view the other side of the trees was breathtaking as I was driving, but the rain closed in very quickly and spoilt it

There is a long wide river running below the mountain, which would have been perfect for flying my drone along

Sadly it looks like the rain is here to stay...

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 17:56

Night Stop

On my way to Aberdeen...

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 4:56 p.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 13:31

Dolphin watching point right off in the distance, I could just about see the bridge from there

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 12:31 p.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 13:23

If I was any closer to the water, I'd be in it... ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 12:23 p.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 12:03

Falls of Foyers https://youtu.be/KghymK8bV64

Sorry had to video upright to fit in as I couldn't get back any further... (Pet hate of mine ๐Ÿ˜‚)

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 11:49

Just edited and uploaded a couple of videos, if you have time watch both, if not the dolphins are great, sorry it's a bit wobbly :)

Dolphin Video https://youtu.be/FGYO537BwjI

Can't seem to do 2 links in one post...

Posted: Sept. 10, 2017, 10:49 a.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 20:29

Night stop

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 14:27

Tides in!

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 1:27 p.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 14:26

Compare this photo to one I took 7/9/17 at 17.25

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 9:34

Well worth the wait

Two dolphins swimming by, heading out to sea

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 8:34 a.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 9:24

Dolphin watch - day 2...

9.20 on a Saturday morning, haven't people anything better to do?

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 8:24 a.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 8:56

Umm, can anyone else see what I can see on this Google map image?

Towards the bottom on the right...

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 7:56 a.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 6:55

Best shot of the sunrise

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 5:55 a.m.

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 6:36

Up at the crack of dawn, literally!

Woke just before 6 and thought I might as well see the sunrise, up and out in 10 mins

It was 'less' than spectacular, in fact it was a real let down...

Posted: Sept. 9, 2017, 5:36 a.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 20:46

This isn't a sunset picture, its way after that, this is light pollution reflecting off the low cloud...

Yes, probably shouldn't happen, but it makes a great photo!

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 7:46 p.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 20:27

Suns gone, lighthouse alight

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 7:27 p.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 20:12

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 7:12 p.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 19:01

View out the window while cooking dinner...

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 6:01 p.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 18:58

Just made it back in time, it's raining, again!!!

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 5:58 p.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 18:26

Standing out in the cold all this time and all I see is a seal...

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 18:23

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 5:23 p.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 17:56

Rainbow ๐ŸŒˆ

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 4:56 p.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 17:25

Dolphin watch...

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 4:25 p.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 12:33

Yep, long way up!

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 11:33 a.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 12:26

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 11:26 a.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 12:20

Video of the falls

Had to shoot upright to get it all in ๐Ÿ™„ So totally wrong...

https://youtu.be/KghymK8bV64

If the link doesn't work, copy & paste to your browser ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 11:20 a.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 12:18

The falls

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 11:18 a.m.

Friday 8 Sep 2017 12:13

Falls of Foyers

Long way down means only one thing...

Posted: Sept. 8, 2017, 11:13 a.m.

Thursday 7 Sep 2017 16:49

Loch Ness

Posted: Sept. 7, 2017, 3:49 p.m.

Wednesday 6 Sep 2017 14:58

Night stop for two whole nights

Lovely sheltered location, great view of LN

Posted: Sept. 6, 2017, 1:58 p.m.

Wednesday 6 Sep 2017 14:00

Nice spot to camp, good view of LN

Posted: Sept. 6, 2017, 1 p.m.

Wednesday 6 Sep 2017 11:43

Quietist Tesco in the world...

The car park is much less than a quarter full and most of those are probably staff, there were definitely more staff than customers inside!

Posted: Sept. 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.

Tuesday 5 Sep 2017 18:50

Night Stop

Posted: Sept. 5, 2017, 5:50 p.m.

Tuesday 5 Sep 2017 17:12

Shops shut at 5!

Are we living in the dark ages?

Even Debenhams shut at 5.30...

Posted: Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m.

Tuesday 5 Sep 2017 16:50

Walked out on to this bridge, got half way to take a pic

When I stood still it was going up and down as people walked on it!

Sorry if the panoramic is a bit naff because of it

Posted: Sept. 5, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

Tuesday 5 Sep 2017 16:45

Walking into Inverness for a little retail therapy...

Posted: Sept. 5, 2017, 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday 5 Sep 2017 11:55

Nice lay-by, good view, no trees ๐ŸŒฒ

Posted: Sept. 5, 2017, 10:55 a.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 19:58

Night stop

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 18:55

I was intending to park here for the night, but it's a heck of a slope and I can't be bothered to get the levelling blocks out

Parked a bit further along on a level section, further from the road as well, result...

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 5:55 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 16:44

Well Nessie, you let me down... ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 15:15

Mist/rain rolling in from right, Fort Augustus...

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 2:15 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 15:10

Loch Ness towards Inverness from Urquhart Castle

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 2:10 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 14:00

Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness

The castle hasn't changed much since the last time I was here, but the area around it is so commercialised!!!

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 1 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 13:37

Keep finding little gaps in the trees ๐ŸŒฒ

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 12:37 p.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 12:04

Brunch

Yes, that's Haggis

Yes, I ate it all...

Yes, first time I've tried it

Yes, if you don't think about what's in it, it tastes really nice ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 11:04 a.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 11:18

Parked to go and see the waterfalls

It's persistently raining โ˜”๏ธ might have a drink and see if it clears up, no hurry...

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 10:18 a.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 10:20

Weirdest thing is, I've been standing here for 15 mins (sad!), the waves gently lapping at the shore - then all of a sudden they start coming in really fast for 30 seconds then gentle again

There are virtually no boats, apart from very slow sail boats etc right on the far side of the Loch

BTW I hate midges!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 9:20 a.m.

Monday 4 Sep 2017 8:57

Night Stop

Morning view. Out my bedroom window...

Posted: Sept. 4, 2017, 7:57 a.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 18:24

Night Stop

Had to take picture from inside, several billion midges outside! Praying they don't get in

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 5:24 p.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 15:19

Back at Harvey, still raining

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 2:19 p.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 14:39

Loch Ness

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 1:39 p.m.

Sunday 3 Sep 2017 13:52

What a difference a night makes, still in Fort Augustus, but the weather is nothing like yesterday

So glad I took the Loch Ness boat ride last night...

Posted: Sept. 3, 2017, 12:52 p.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 17:41

Lovely evening - dinner al fresco!

Actually quite warm...

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 4:41 p.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 16:36

Loch Ness furthest point on boat trip

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 15:34

Fort Augustus - Loch Ness!

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 13:32

Lochy McLochy with a Loch of people Loching...

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 12:32 p.m.

Saturday 2 Sep 2017 13:27

Loch Lochy...

Maybe should be Lochy McLochy ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: Sept. 2, 2017, 12:27 p.m.

Friday 1 Sep 2017 16:49

Saw the CAMC motorhome site from the other side of the Loch

Posted: Sept. 1, 2017, 3:49 p.m.

Friday 1 Sep 2017 15:52

I'm on the ferry!

ยฃ8.20 for the trip, saved me an hour and half by road...

Posted: Sept. 1, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

Friday 1 Sep 2017 15:43

Getting the ferry... โ›ด

Posted: Sept. 1, 2017, 2:43 p.m.

Friday 1 Sep 2017 12:18

Ok, ignore the last two posts!

This is the furthest west I can get to on mainland UK, unless I climb down a near vertical cliff, it may not look it, but it is!

Posted: Sept. 1, 2017, 11:18 a.m.

Friday 1 Sep 2017 12:04

Most Western Point on mainland U.K. I can get too...

Posted: Sept. 1, 2017, 11:04 a.m.

Friday 1 Sep 2017 11:47

Went to the wrong side first...

Posted: Sept. 1, 2017, 10:47 a.m.

Friday 1 Sep 2017 10:02

Lovely place to stop for morning tea โ˜•๏ธ

Posted: Sept. 1, 2017, 9:02 a.m.

Friday 1 Sep 2017 8:32

On the way to most western point

Posted: Sept. 1, 2017, 7:32 a.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 14:29

Flippin' eck!

Hope they don't have one while I'm here... ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 1:29 p.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 14:27

Fort William

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 1:27 p.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 8:23

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Thursday 31 Aug 2017 8:22

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Thursday 31 Aug 2017 8:21

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Thursday 31 Aug 2017 8:19

Eilean Donan Castle across the water

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 7:19 a.m.

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 8:12

Eilean Donan Castle near Dornie

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017, 7:12 a.m.

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 19:14

Night Stop

Posted: Aug. 30, 2017, 6:14 p.m.

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 16:34

Posted: Aug. 30, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 15:40

Just had a superb fish and chip lunch, biggest Haddock I've seen! Might have tasted even better because I was hungry...

This is the view while eating ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: Aug. 30, 2017, 2:40 p.m.

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 14:25

Hello Mainland UK!

Posted: Aug. 30, 2017, 1:25 p.m.

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 13:50

Loch Carron

Started half way down, travelled all the way round, heading to the Isle of Skye

Posted: Aug. 30, 2017, 12:50 p.m.

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 13:12

4G yay!!!

First time in 3 days...

Posted: Aug. 30, 2017, 12:12 p.m.

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 11:42

Night stop

Posted: Aug. 30, 2017, 10:42 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 12:46

Slioch 981ft

And no, I haven't touched a drop today ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 11:46 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 10:31

Stopped for morning coffee, how's your view?

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 9:31 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 10:12

Little Loch Broom

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 9:12 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 9:40

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 8:40 a.m.

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 8:00

Morning!

Posted: Aug. 29, 2017, 7 a.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 19:47

Night stop

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 16:36

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 16:24

Ardvreck Castle ruins

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 3:24 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 16:23

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Monday 28 Aug 2017 16:16

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Monday 28 Aug 2017 16:15

Ardvreck Castle ruins

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 16:10

Ardvreck Castle ruins

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 16:05

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Monday 28 Aug 2017 15:51

Ardvreck Castle ruins

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 2:51 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 15:50

Ardvreck Castle ruins

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 2:50 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 14:40

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 1:40 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 14:22

Waterfall

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 1:22 p.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 12:45

Currently getting Laid in lunch

Oops, currently getting lunch in Laid!

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 12:22

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Monday 28 Aug 2017 11:59

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Monday 28 Aug 2017 11:50

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Monday 28 Aug 2017 11:10

The road ahead

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 10:10 a.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 11:09

Full on Rainbow ๐ŸŒˆ

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 10:09 a.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 11:08

Spotted a rainbow

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 10:08 a.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 10:50

These views are amazing!

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 10:09

Wow!

Zoom in to see the detail...

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 9:09 a.m.

Monday 28 Aug 2017 7:48

VERY windy this morning, but then I am up high on a hill, overlooking North Sea/North Atlantic...

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017, 6:48 a.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 19:03

More views...

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 6:03 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 19:00

More views...

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 6 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 18:54

Damn midges!

Never had this problem in England...

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 5:54 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 17:14

Night stop

In the wild ๐Ÿ˜œ

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 4:14 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 13:12

What a view!

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 12:12 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 13:11

What a view!

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 12:11 p.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 12:46

Most Northern point on UK mainland...

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 11:46 a.m.

Sunday 27 Aug 2017 12:33

On my way to Dunnet Head...

The views are outstanding!

Posted: Aug. 27, 2017, 11:33 a.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 20:23

So, the sunset wasn't as good as I hoped. The clouds filled the sky at the last few minutes. It was still amazing, so quiet, just the lapping of the waves. Surrounded by people watching on, silently waiting, then gradually leaving when obvious it wasn't going to happen...

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 7:23 p.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 20:15

Sunset approaching

Hopefully going to be a good one...

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 7:15 p.m.

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 11:20

The 'cold' has won!

Feel miserable and can't be bothered, so I've booked another night and I'm just going to chill today...

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017, 10:20 a.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 15:49

Great view about 100 yards from Harvey

The headland on the right is where I'll head tomorrow, furthest point north on mainland UK

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 2:49 p.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 15:14

Decided to have a bit of creature comfort tonight, staying on a CAMC site. Don't need to but I'm virtually where I want to be, the most northern point of mainland UK

I'll head there around lunch time after full use of the club site

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 2:14 p.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 13:14

Stopped to get a drink, damn this cold, and saw this...

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 12:14 p.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 9:31

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 8:31 a.m.

Friday 25 Aug 2017 8:50

I have no idea if this strange, foreign, currency is legit or not ๐Ÿ˜‚

Update 29/8/17: Even some of the Scots are not sure, so many banks issue Scottish notes, one lady showed me a note she was given which looked like Monopoly money, she took it but wasn't sure...

Posted: Aug. 25, 2017, 7:50 a.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 19:23

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 6:23 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 19:19

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 19:19

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 19:18

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 6:18 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 19:05

Motorhomes everywhere, more arriving tomorrow

Spoke to some people, they're expecting 2,500 Harley Davidson's through the town and another 3,000 outside!!!

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 6:05 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 17:48

Arrived in Aviemore

All day I've been seeing Harley Davidson's pretty much everywhere

Guess where they were all heading for?

Along with about a million Motorhomes!

Struggled to find somewhere to park, fingers crossed this will be ok ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 4:48 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 16:24

Highest point

1490 feet!

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 3:24 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 14:16

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 1:16 p.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 12:32

Had to stop again, rotten cold coming out, tickle in the throat's making me cough, awkward when driving ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 11:32 a.m.

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 11:16

Coffee stop, still heading north

Hoping to reach Aviemore today

Posted: Aug. 24, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 18:30

Night Stop

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 14:18

Garden House Hotel has changed name

This is where we stayed 25 years ago, next April, when Maria and I married in Gretna...

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 1:18 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 13:25

Scotland!

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 12:25 p.m.

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 10:01

Coffee stop

Starting journey north, aiming to be just over the border by tonight ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: Aug. 23, 2017, 9:01 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 18:37

Sophie wanted to sit at the table...

Very sophisticated, with her glass of 'wine' as she calls it (apple juice!)

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 12:07

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 11:07 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 12:02

Well, do you?

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 11:02 a.m.

Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 11:05

At a park in Hanley, in the play area and Sophie would rather walk down the wrong side of a railing on a slope... Kids ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: Aug. 22, 2017, 10:05 a.m.

Monday 21 Aug 2017 20:40

Have spent some lovely family time with my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter, also spent some time with my eldest son over the last couple of weeks. But, the weather has been rubbish, the year is moving on and Scotland is calling. From Wednesday, I'm going to head to the far north over a week or so and slowly work my way back down...

Posted: Aug. 21, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

Saturday 19 Aug 2017 13:49

Wet play day... ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: Aug. 19, 2017, 12:49 p.m.

Friday 18 Aug 2017 12:50

Oh goody, just the way I'm heading shortly...

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 11:50 a.m.

Friday 18 Aug 2017 12:31

Lovely view over a reservoir

Posted: Aug. 18, 2017, 11:31 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 16:45

Night Stop

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 3:45 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 14:13

Lyme House

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 1:13 p.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 12:52

Lyme House

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 11:52 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 11:44

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 10:44 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 11:31

Glad I'm helping the National Trust, shame the lattรฉ is so bitter... even with sugar.

aftertasteforever

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 11:19

Coffee and a look at the map ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 10:19 a.m.

Thursday 17 Aug 2017 10:50

Lyme...

Posted: Aug. 17, 2017, 9:50 a.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 16:16

Walked down to the bottom of the reservoir, trying to get closer to the foot of an enormous grass bank, where the overflow emerges...

Big sign (BIG sign!) stopping me, typical of the PC anti fun brigade, miserable lot!

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 3:16 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 15:58

Reservoir with overflow run off, reservoir fairly low, about 15-20ft below!

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 2:58 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 13:11

Buxton

Love this place!

Posted: Aug. 16, 2017, 12:11 p.m.

Tuesday 15 Aug 2017 11:53

Westport Lake

Posted: Aug. 15, 2017, 10:53 a.m.

Monday 14 Aug 2017 14:53

Home, home on The Range...

Really can't stop shopping!

Posted: Aug. 14, 2017, 1:53 p.m.

Monday 14 Aug 2017 10:53

Time with Sophie...

Posted: Aug. 14, 2017, 9:53 a.m.

Saturday 12 Aug 2017 20:57

8.2 degrees outside Just had to put a hoodie on AND the heating...

Posted: Aug. 12, 2017, 7:57 p.m.

Saturday 12 Aug 2017 16:47

Night stop - The Winking Man Pub

ยฃ10 for the night Inc electric, only a few spaces though, 4 electric points that I can see

Posted: Aug. 12, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

Saturday 12 Aug 2017 15:00

Posted: Aug. 12, 2017, 2 p.m.

Saturday 12 Aug 2017 14:16

Nikon shot, for a change

I don't always have it with me...

Loss of sharpness is down to transferring to iPhone and then Track my Tour reduces file size again

1518 ft up!

Posted: Aug. 12, 2017, 1:16 p.m.

Saturday 12 Aug 2017 13:16

The Rock Inn

Lunch was great, hot beef and fried onion with horseradish and a side of chips...

Lots of beef and plenty of tasty chips

Really enjoyed it ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: Aug. 12, 2017, 12:16 p.m.

Saturday 12 Aug 2017 12:46

Lunch just outside Leek

Posted: Aug. 12, 2017, 11:46 a.m.

Friday 11 Aug 2017 14:10

Posted: Aug. 11, 2017, 1:10 p.m.

Friday 11 Aug 2017 14:05

Another view

Posted: Aug. 11, 2017, 1:05 p.m.

Friday 11 Aug 2017 13:59

Gosh it's chilly, but great view!

Posted: Aug. 11, 2017, 12:59 p.m.

Friday 11 Aug 2017 13:14

Lovely lunch with a great view

Posted: Aug. 11, 2017, 12:14 p.m.

Friday 11 Aug 2017 12:36

Lunch stop - Tittesworth Water, ahmm

Posted: Aug. 11, 2017, 11:36 a.m.

Friday 11 Aug 2017 11:49

Brief stop to regain composure ๐Ÿ˜ข

Posted: Aug. 11, 2017, 10:49 a.m.

Friday 11 Aug 2017 10:39

... and he's just reminded me why it's nice to only see him once in a while ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Dipping Randoms in hot chocolate, weird!

Posted: Aug. 11, 2017, 9:39 a.m.

Friday 11 Aug 2017 10:33

My boy is leaving... ๐Ÿ˜ž

Heading back home ๐Ÿ˜ž

Posted: Aug. 11, 2017, 9:33 a.m.

Thursday 10 Aug 2017 20:09

Lovely evening at Becky's, with the family, ordered way to much pizza ๐Ÿ•

Posted: Aug. 10, 2017, 7:09 p.m.

Thursday 10 Aug 2017 15:08

'Home'

With the White man, literally!!!

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: Aug. 10, 2017, 2:08 p.m.

Thursday 10 Aug 2017 10:47

So, back at the Trafford Centre, in Selfridges, Josh is looking at ยฃ120 T-shirts, I'm in the Primark section looking at ones for ยฃ2...

It's a t-shirt

Posted: Aug. 10, 2017, 9:47 a.m.

Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 20:30

Night Stop

Posted: Aug. 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 17:01

Decathlon - Warrington

Posted: Aug. 9, 2017, 4:01 p.m.

Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 11:08

Trafford Centre

Brief pause while Josh looks around Footasylum, 7th trainer shop in a row... ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: Aug. 9, 2017, 10:08 a.m.

Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 6:45

Off to the Trafford Centre this morning for Josh to buy everything!!!

Posted: Aug. 9, 2017, 5:45 a.m.

Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 11:55

Shopping with Josh, Rebecca and Sophie...

Posted: Aug. 8, 2017, 10:55 a.m.

Monday 7 Aug 2017 22:04

Josh's den, not content with helping Sophie build one in her room, he's shut the curtains too while watching TV ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: Aug. 7, 2017, 9:04 p.m.

Monday 7 Aug 2017 14:14

Home day today

Josh has worn Sophie out already...

Posted: Aug. 7, 2017, 1:14 p.m.

Sunday 6 Aug 2017 15:44

Posted: Aug. 6, 2017, 2:44 p.m.

Saturday 5 Aug 2017 12:51

Nice time at the park with Sophie... Now in the cafe for lunch, can't get away from soft play

Posted: Aug. 5, 2017, 11:51 a.m.

Friday 4 Aug 2017 20:12

'Home' with my girl

PS, Sophie, it's the other end you're supposed to eat!

Someone's very tired...

Posted: Aug. 4, 2017, 7:12 p.m.

Friday 4 Aug 2017 10:01

Little Chef

Yay, recognise where I am now...

Posted: Aug. 4, 2017, 9:01 a.m.

Friday 4 Aug 2017 8:28

...and it's raining again!

Since the school holidays started it has rained nearly every day, before it was sunny all the time.

Conspiracy theorists will be in their element, as indeed I am ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: Aug. 4, 2017, 7:28 a.m.

Thursday 3 Aug 2017 21:01

Night Stop - just outside Stoke-on-Trent

Posted: Aug. 3, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Aug 2017 22:14

Night Stop - Macclesfield

Security guy who came to lock up said it was ok to stay, came back 5 mins later to say he'd had a call and I couldn't

Not his fault, although I'm still trying to work out just why National Trust are so unhelpful to its members...

Spent an hour trying to find somewhere suitable to stay overnight, ended up in Macclesfield!

Posted: Aug. 2, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Aug 2017 19:07

Alderley Edge

Trying to see if I can stay here for the night, as I would like to have a look around tomorrow...

Posted: Aug. 2, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Aug 2017 18:52

Posted: Aug. 2, 2017, 5:52 p.m.

Wednesday 2 Aug 2017 12:54

Trafford Centre!

Posted: Aug. 2, 2017, 11:54 a.m.

Wednesday 2 Aug 2017 11:51

Well it's still raining, so decided to head to the Trafford centre... only a few days until I see my gorgeous granddaughter...

And the others!

Posted: Aug. 2, 2017, 10:51 a.m.

Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 15:04

And just like that, it stopped ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Posted: Aug. 1, 2017, 2:04 p.m.

Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 15:00

Lost Satellite TV now as well

Really heavy rain, almost hailstones!!!

Posted: Aug. 1, 2017, 2 p.m.

Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 14:54

Thunder, lightning very, very wet!

Posted: Aug. 1, 2017, 1:54 p.m.

Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 14:00

Pitched up for the night at a CAMC site, charging Mo's battery and sorting laptop

Also got to clean up a bit, mainly the carpet, as hopefully Josh is coming to stay from 7th ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: Aug. 1, 2017, 1 p.m.

Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 12:08

On the cross Pennine route, it's really a steep drop with no more than a marker peg ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Posted: Aug. 1, 2017, 11:08 a.m.

Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 11:13

Raining so heading back

Posted: Aug. 1, 2017, 10:13 a.m.

Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 10:45

Off for a little walk

Posted: Aug. 1, 2017, 9:45 a.m.

Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 9:49

Mmmmm! Naughty...

First breakfast I've had in 7 weeks

Posted: Aug. 1, 2017, 8:49 a.m.

Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 9:13

Marsden

Beautiful village, stopping for a look see

Posted: Aug. 1, 2017, 8:13 a.m.

Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 8:50

Not sure where I am ๐Ÿค” But saw a great view

Posted: Aug. 1, 2017, 7:50 a.m.

Monday 31 Jul 2017 19:38

Posted: July 31, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

Monday 31 Jul 2017 19:34

Found a lay by on the way back to Thongbridge...

I love Yorkshire ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: July 31, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

Monday 31 Jul 2017 19:28

Tried to park up in a place called Upperthong...

Way to hilly ended up almost back in Huddersfield!

Posted: July 31, 2017, 6:28 p.m.

Monday 31 Jul 2017 18:34

Tried to park up in a place called Upperthong...

Posted: July 31, 2017, 5:34 p.m.

Monday 31 Jul 2017 16:39

I have to say I love Yorkshire!

The roads are good, mostly, the views are incredible and the buildings all in local stone look fantastic

Posted: July 31, 2017, 3:39 p.m.

Monday 31 Jul 2017 14:47

How I keep ending up near football stadiums, I really don't know...

Posted: July 31, 2017, 1:47 p.m.

Monday 31 Jul 2017 14:32

Huddersfield

Posted: July 31, 2017, 1:32 p.m.

Sunday 30 Jul 2017 15:56

I missed 'the moment' trying to find somewhere to park and this photo just doesn't do justice to the view

Posted: July 30, 2017, 2:56 p.m.

Saturday 29 Jul 2017 17:03

Noooooooooo!

It's a distribution centre...

๐Ÿ˜ž

Posted: July 29, 2017, 4:03 p.m.

Saturday 29 Jul 2017 16:54

Doncaster

Gave up on Skunthorpe, just an average town with little to see

Already spotted lunch tomorrow, ahh meatballs...

Morning watching Sunday Brunch, afternoon having a mooch ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: July 29, 2017, 3:54 p.m.

Saturday 29 Jul 2017 16:43

Posted: July 29, 2017, 3:43 p.m.

Saturday 29 Jul 2017 11:09

Scunthorpe

The journey was atrocious, couldn't hear the radio most of the time

The roads in Lincolnshire are truly the worst I have ever been on...

Posted: July 29, 2017, 10:09 a.m.

Friday 28 Jul 2017 20:00

Night stop

Posted: July 28, 2017, 7 p.m.

Friday 28 Jul 2017 19:11

Just passing Grimsby Town FC

Posted: July 28, 2017, 6:11 p.m.

Friday 28 Jul 2017 17:13

Cleethorpes

Just driven out here to have a look and the Amazon parcel I ordered has just arrived in Grimsby...

Waited all day, typical!

Haha, just seen a bus pass by with Thorpe Park on the front...

Think it actually means Cleethorpes Country Park or it has a long way to go ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: July 28, 2017, 4:13 p.m.

Friday 28 Jul 2017 13:46

Grimsby

Looking... grim ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: July 28, 2017, 12:46 p.m.

Friday 28 Jul 2017 12:10

Autotrail HQ - Grimsby

2 days after I took receipt of Harvey I decided to 'take off' one of the running lights on the drivers side...

Still hadn't got used to the size.

Luckily it just smashed the lens, the bulb still worked. So I got some special tape from Halfords, cut it to shape and it's been there for 2 months...

So decided today to get a replacement, ยฃ7.50 for the whole fitting, not as bad as I thought it might be

Just need to try to make sure I don't do it again!!!

Posted: July 28, 2017, 11:10 a.m.

Thursday 27 Jul 2017 18:30

Night stop at a small CAMC CL site, unexpected Stop found by accident. As the sun has been a bit absent decided to recharge batteries, fill water etc ยฃ10 for the night quite reasonable

Posted: July 27, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday 27 Jul 2017 11:33

6 mobility scooters, wondering if Skegness is the 'Benidorm' (the TV series) of the UK?

There are so many, everywhere...

Posted: July 27, 2017, 10:33 a.m.

Thursday 27 Jul 2017 10:58

Coffee time

I'm a fussy latte drinker, don't like it to strong, so I asked for my usual 1 shot in a large cup.

The man asked if I would like the shot separately so I could add what I preferred

First time ever been asked, ended up with the perfect latte!

Well done the Coffee Bean...

Posted: July 27, 2017, 9:58 a.m.

Thursday 27 Jul 2017 9:44

Massive beach!

Posted: July 27, 2017, 8:44 a.m.

Thursday 27 Jul 2017 9:34

Skegness

There are wind farms at virtually every major seaside town I've visited, but these are really close!

Look, people of Brighton and Hove, proper sandy beach ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: July 27, 2017, 8:34 a.m.

Wednesday 26 Jul 2017 17:05

Wow!

I've crossed over some sort of language border...

This morning people were speaking southern, now this afternoon it's all northern ๐Ÿ˜‚

Such a noticeable difference over just 20 miles

Posted: July 26, 2017, 4:05 p.m.

Wednesday 26 Jul 2017 16:33

Skegness

It's been absolutely tipping down since I got here, seems to have stopped so I may venture out for a walk...

Posted: July 26, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

Wednesday 26 Jul 2017 10:18

Ok, two things...

1) I have no idea why my satnav took me this way;

2) It was the most DREADFUL road I have ever been on;

It was almost dead straight, but I couldn't do more than 30 or everything went up in the air. Not a pleasant hump back bridge effect, just constant potholes and undulating surface. Funniest thing was where they patched it, it followed the appalling up and down, lean this way, lean that.

If you like roller coasters, give this road a try, apart from petrol (and probably your suspension) it's free!

Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:18 a.m.

Wednesday 26 Jul 2017 9:39

Came across this lovely chapel, again photo doesn't do it justice...

Posted: July 26, 2017, 8:39 a.m.

Tuesday 25 Jul 2017 16:58

Night Stop

Right out in the wilds... Just outside Boston

Posted: July 25, 2017, 3:58 p.m.

Tuesday 25 Jul 2017 14:56

King's Lynn

Posted: July 25, 2017, 1:56 p.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 18:27

Night stop at Sandringham CAMC site

Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:27 p.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 14:01

Church 2

Pretty sure that's silver or highly polished pewter (I'm going with silver)

Posted: July 24, 2017, 1:01 p.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 14:01

The inside of the church is exquisitely decorated with gold roof and silver alter, never seen anything like it in a small country church!

Posted: July 24, 2017, 1:01 p.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 14:01

I've been in a lot of churches in my time as a photographer, but WOW!

In case you're wondering that's all gold...

Posted: July 24, 2017, 1:01 p.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 13:57

Entrance to the church, as seen on TV news...

Posted: July 24, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 13:51

One of the lakes

Posted: July 24, 2017, 12:51 p.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 12:52

Sandringham Fire Engine

Posted: July 24, 2017, 11:52 a.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 12:35

Rolls Royce Phantom V

Posted: July 24, 2017, 11:35 a.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 12:27

Posted: July 24, 2017, 11:27 a.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 12:09

Inside the museum

Posted: July 24, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 12:01

From the other side

Posted: July 24, 2017, 11:01 a.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 11:25

Sandringham House

Posted: July 24, 2017, 10:25 a.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 10:44

Sandringham

Having a latte before having a look around

Posted: July 24, 2017, 9:44 a.m.

Monday 24 Jul 2017 9:00

Probably not a good idea to park up under a church bell that loudly chimes the hour, every hour, through the night...

Well the school holidays have started and it's bucketing down.

How does that happen every year?

:)

Posted: July 24, 2017, 8 a.m.

Sunday 23 Jul 2017 16:32

This may give some scale, with the cottage in the background, I am standing on top of the moat 'walls' and I am way above the height of it, in fact it looks like 2 and a half buildings, including roof, high

Posted: July 23, 2017, 3:32 p.m.

Sunday 23 Jul 2017 16:21

This gives a bit of an idea of the size, but it's far bigger looking up in real life!

Posted: July 23, 2017, 3:21 p.m.

Sunday 23 Jul 2017 16:17

Castle Rising

Deeply moated on both sides, in and out...

The outside is three times as deep, at least, as the inside!

Posted: July 23, 2017, 3:17 p.m.

Sunday 23 Jul 2017 15:32

Cricket on a Sunday, sums up this gorgeous little village :)

Posted: July 23, 2017, 2:32 p.m.

Sunday 23 Jul 2017 15:29

Night stop - Castle Rising

Posted: July 23, 2017, 2:29 p.m.

Sunday 23 Jul 2017 14:22

Posted: July 23, 2017, 1:22 p.m.

Sunday 23 Jul 2017 13:26

Posted: July 23, 2017, 12:26 p.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 13:28

Spot of lunch at KFC, chickens good for you, shame about the coating, chips and drink... ๐Ÿคฃ

Posted: July 22, 2017, 12:28 p.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 11:34

View from the Castle

Posted: July 22, 2017, 10:34 a.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 11:27

Norwich Castle

Posted: July 22, 2017, 10:27 a.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 10:13

Imperial arcade

Posted: July 22, 2017, 9:13 a.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 9:59

Heading to the market, suns started to come out and I'm dressed for rain :)

Posted: July 22, 2017, 8:59 a.m.

Saturday 22 Jul 2017 9:51

I'm on a bus (!) into Norwich, it cost ยฃ4.30 for a 3 mile round trip... No wonder they're mostly empty during the day...

Posted: July 22, 2017, 8:51 a.m.

Friday 21 Jul 2017 20:14

Night stop

Posted: July 21, 2017, 7:14 p.m.

Friday 21 Jul 2017 10:17

Definitely think, apart from traders, I'm the youngest here ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: July 21, 2017, 9:17 a.m.

Friday 21 Jul 2017 8:54

Ok, sad git time...

Heard about an event taking place just outside Norwich, so last night, after looking at the web site, I decided to go

Now please don't judge me, yes I am old, some may say going senile, but it is relevant to what I'm doing...

I'm at a motorhome show :)

Posted: July 21, 2017, 7:54 a.m.

Thursday 20 Jul 2017 18:30

Night stop - Norwich

Posted: July 20, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday 20 Jul 2017 13:11

Major cloud formation, heavy side winds, if I was in the USA I'd shout 'twister'

Posted: July 20, 2017, 12:11 p.m.

Thursday 20 Jul 2017 13:07

Back to normal roads ๐Ÿ˜ž

Posted: July 20, 2017, 12:07 p.m.

Thursday 20 Jul 2017 13:01

First corner since last post

Posted: July 20, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

Thursday 20 Jul 2017 12:59

Longest straight single carriageway I've been on

Posted: July 20, 2017, 11:59 a.m.

Wednesday 19 Jul 2017 21:14

Night stop

Great Yarmouth caravan & motorhome club site, in the middle of the racecourse currently listening to a "DJ set" by Sarah Cox blasting out after a race meeting this evening!

Posted: July 19, 2017, 8:14 p.m.

Wednesday 19 Jul 2017 11:41

Guess what that is?

No, not part of an aircraft

It's actually a single blade of a wind turbine.

Hollow inside and I'm guessing about 15-20 ft high in the entrance and extremely long!

Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

Wednesday 19 Jul 2017 11:13

Great Yarmouth - South Quay

Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:13 a.m.

Wednesday 19 Jul 2017 5:46

Almost continuous lightning and thunder, just tried to view lightning map and for the brief few seconds I had a connection there were multiple strikes showing all around...

Worst storm I've ever been in, could be because I'm in a motorhome, the walls aren't very thick, but the amount of lightning is intense!

Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:46 a.m.

Wednesday 19 Jul 2017 5:33

Loudest thunder storm ever!

Has been going on for an hour, but it's now right over head...

Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:33 a.m.

Tuesday 18 Jul 2017 12:59

One of these would solve my power issues ๐Ÿ˜‚

PS that's a pretty big lorry at the base!

It's going at a fair crack and it's not that noisy

Posted: July 18, 2017, 11:59 a.m.

Tuesday 18 Jul 2017 12:56

Lowestoft

As the phot says most easterly point in Britain ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

One goal achieved...

Posted: July 18, 2017, 11:56 a.m.

Monday 17 Jul 2017 21:19

Night stop in Ipswich

Posted: July 17, 2017, 8:19 p.m.

Monday 17 Jul 2017 18:42

I'm in Suffolk!

Can't find anywhere to park...

Posted: July 17, 2017, 5:42 p.m.

Monday 17 Jul 2017 18:26

Colchester United ground, not a bad size considering I've not heard of them ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: July 17, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

Monday 17 Jul 2017 13:57

Sitting in the park, watching the world go by...

Posted: July 17, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

Monday 17 Jul 2017 13:42

"Do you have to keep taking photos, I'm trying to eat my KFC"

๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: July 17, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

Monday 17 Jul 2017 13:00

More ruins...

Is someone trying to tell me something?

Posted: July 17, 2017, noon

Monday 17 Jul 2017 11:34

Wondering around town

Lovely day...

Posted: July 17, 2017, 10:34 a.m.

Monday 17 Jul 2017 10:01

Castle looks great in the sun โ˜€๏ธ

Posted: July 17, 2017, 9:01 a.m.

Monday 17 Jul 2017 9:47

Colchester

Turned into a nice day, so heading into town on the bike...

Posted: July 17, 2017, 8:47 a.m.

Saturday 15 Jul 2017 12:16

Heading back to Harvey, turned round and saw the white bird, it's got a strange 'powder puff' (don't know what else to call it) on its head...

{Update} Just checked online, it's a crested duck and in a lot of descriptions they call it a powder puff too ๐Ÿคฃ

Posted: July 15, 2017, 11:16 a.m.

Saturday 15 Jul 2017 12:02

May have to abandon today's plans, it's raining โ˜”๏ธ

At the moment I'm taking shelter in an outside toilet!!!

๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Posted: July 15, 2017, 11:02 a.m.

Saturday 15 Jul 2017 11:21

Aha, the bottom one was me, confirmed by the two ladies that work here

It was just outside a window on the wall

P.S. I didn't write it...

Posted: July 15, 2017, 10:21 a.m.

Saturday 15 Jul 2017 11:03

Bourne Mill - Colchester

Beautiful little cottage with a lot of history.

Originally a 'man cave' for the 'gentlemen' of the manor and the sheriff of Essex to use as a fishing/hunting lodge, later converted to a water mill and used up until the 1930's and lived in until the 60's...

Posted: July 15, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Saturday 15 Jul 2017 10:09

Colchester

Didn't stop at Chelmsford A) couldn't find somewhere to park Harvey B) seemed to be nothing to see apart from shops

Posted: July 15, 2017, 9:09 a.m.

Friday 14 Jul 2017 13:55

Chelmsford

Posted: July 14, 2017, 12:55 p.m.

Thursday 13 Jul 2017 19:02

They were delicious, but I couldn't eat them all!

Posted: July 13, 2017, 6:02 p.m.

Thursday 13 Jul 2017 18:25

Cooking burgers al fresco

Posted: July 13, 2017, 5:25 p.m.

Thursday 13 Jul 2017 17:34

Night stop

Posted: July 13, 2017, 4:34 p.m.

Thursday 13 Jul 2017 14:37

While I've been chilling, the tides come in and the weather has changed

Posted: July 13, 2017, 1:37 p.m.

Thursday 13 Jul 2017 13:55

Southend seafront reminds me of Blackpool :)

Posted: July 13, 2017, 12:55 p.m.

Thursday 13 Jul 2017 10:26

P 3

Posted: July 13, 2017, 9:26 a.m.

Thursday 13 Jul 2017 10:23

Photo 2

Posted: July 13, 2017, 9:23 a.m.

Thursday 13 Jul 2017 10:22

Ok, had to be done!

Right at the very end of Southend Pier

Posted: July 13, 2017, 9:22 a.m.

Thursday 13 Jul 2017 10:00

Southend

Posted: July 13, 2017, 9 a.m.

Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 16:52

Fantastic houses/mansions!

Posted: July 12, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 14:20

Canvey Island

I came round the corner expected a great view...

A huge grassy bank with a wall at the top!

Currently without it the sea would be flooding the land to a depth of about 20ft!!!

{Flippin' autocorrect, just noticed several mistakes and updated 21/7/17}

Posted: July 12, 2017, 1:20 p.m.

Wednesday 12 Jul 2017 13:31

Pitsea Didn't stop... ;)

Posted: July 12, 2017, 12:31 p.m.

Monday 10 Jul 2017 15:30

Something just happened, I saw police and security all heading in the same direction, trying not to run.

Typically the curiosity got to me...

At a distance :)

They all headed out side, so I didn't follow but as I turned round there was one of security standing by the door to a closed Barclay's bank.

The hours on the outside said it should be open...

Curious?

Posted: July 10, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

Monday 10 Jul 2017 14:44

Lot of empty units at Lakeside...

Stranger though, there is a Wilko AND a Poundland in big units

Posted: July 10, 2017, 1:44 p.m.

Monday 10 Jul 2017 9:46

Look closely at the writing on the left hand side "Drop in and speak to our friendly team"

They don't open till 10, which is fine, there are no chairs outside and the grill was half up

I popped my head under and asked, politely, could I just sit on the chair until they open?

'No, no ones allowed in until we open!'

Not I'm sorry, but we're not allowed to or ok, but we can't help til 10 as we have bits to do...

Friendly team, maybe, but only during opening hours

PS I am quite happy to stand and wait, but it would have been nice to sit and wait...

Meanwhile next to me M&S is already open ;)

Posted: July 10, 2017, 8:46 a.m.

Monday 10 Jul 2017 9:36

Lakeside - oh no, more shopping, but I love it Inside today

Posted: July 10, 2017, 8:36 a.m.

Sunday 9 Jul 2017 11:42

Nice quiet morning watching Sunday Brunch

Posted: July 9, 2017, 10:42 a.m.

Saturday 8 Jul 2017 22:48

Night Stop part 2

Posted: July 8, 2017, 9:48 p.m.

Saturday 8 Jul 2017 22:31

I'm in the tunnel...

No, not really, set it manually once I'd stopped, but the time is about right

Posted: July 8, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Saturday 8 Jul 2017 20:35

Half night stop

Heading to Essex is free after 10pm, so...

Posted: July 8, 2017, 7:35 p.m.

Saturday 8 Jul 2017 16:33

Shoppers watching tennis ๐ŸŽพ on Bluewater hill ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: July 8, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

Saturday 8 Jul 2017 14:39

The comfy settee, with high backs and sides.

Not sure I should have sat down...

Posted: July 8, 2017, 1:39 p.m.

Saturday 8 Jul 2017 14:37

The view from my settee...

Posted: July 8, 2017, 1:37 p.m.

Saturday 8 Jul 2017 10:00

Blue water

Oh dear more shopping ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: July 8, 2017, 9 a.m.

Friday 7 Jul 2017 21:22

Night Stop

Interesting place, when my family visited a relative we passed the sign for it, can you imagine the hysterics in the car when one of us kids spotted it

Funny thing is, is it seems to be a nice place

Posted: July 7, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Friday 7 Jul 2017 16:59

Orpington

Second home I lived in, about 50 years ago, before we moved to Peacehaven...

Then New Zealand for 5 years before back to Peacehaven

Four moves in 15 years, 5 if you count my first home in Penge

Feels really weird to be back after all this time. We moved here after my Dad died in a car accident while on duty. He was a passenger, a sergeant, in a police car escorting another car with a part for a piece of equipment that was needed urgently for an operation.

Posted: July 7, 2017, 3:59 p.m.

Friday 7 Jul 2017 16:12

Ok, took a wrong turn, turned off the motorway when I should have carried on to the next junction!

Instead of being on the blue line I'm on the left hand red line, took me 45 minutes in the end to do a journey that should have taken 17!

Huge amount of standing traffic and 2 miles before I can turn round...

Posted: July 7, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

Friday 7 Jul 2017 15:21

Brief stop off for a cold drink

Posted: July 7, 2017, 2:21 p.m.

Friday 7 Jul 2017 14:14

Time for the off, on to the next...

Posted: July 7, 2017, 1:14 p.m.

Friday 7 Jul 2017 11:04

Funniest thing ever.

Will try to get video up soon

Posted: July 7, 2017, 10:04 a.m.

Friday 7 Jul 2017 9:33

Stopped for a cold drink, next to the members area.

We have cheap white plastic tables and chairs.

They have linen table cloths and cushioned chairs.

Talk about them and us... ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: July 7, 2017, 8:33 a.m.

Friday 7 Jul 2017 8:10

Kent County Show.

Well, I'm in.

Thought I'd get there before the crowds, there's a lot of people around already!

Posted: July 7, 2017, 7:10 a.m.

Thursday 6 Jul 2017 20:50

Night stop

So, a funny thing happened as I was on my way out of Maidstone, I saw a sign saying Kent County Show...

I've never been to a county show and thought why not. I stopped and checked where it was taking place, turns out 3 miles from where I was!

So here I am, parked up in a car park in a field for the night, ready to look around tomorrow ๐Ÿ‘

Posted: July 6, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

Thursday 6 Jul 2017 17:26

OMFG I am so hot!

I like cycling, it's the putting away that's a pain!

I had a shower this morning, I'm having another right now as I type... ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Posted: July 6, 2017, 4:26 p.m.

Thursday 6 Jul 2017 16:40

Stopped in the shade for some peace and quiet as the video in the link below shows, I almost got it...

https://vimeo.com/224491701

Posted: July 6, 2017, 3:40 p.m.

Thursday 6 Jul 2017 16:30

Historic waterfall - apparently!

Posted: July 6, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Thursday 6 Jul 2017 16:21

Other end of the lake, picture postcard view...

Posted: July 6, 2017, 3:21 p.m.

Thursday 6 Jul 2017 15:32

Stopped for a drink, it's a bit warm

Posted: July 6, 2017, 2:32 p.m.

Thursday 6 Jul 2017 15:17

Maidstone - Mote park

Turned into a nice day...

Out for a cycle on Bi (Harvey, Mo and Bi?) not sure about the name yet ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: July 6, 2017, 2:17 p.m.

Thursday 6 Jul 2017 10:02

I have no idea how I managed to get sat TV over the last couple of days, the dish is supposed to have line of site to the satellite, but there are some big trees ๐ŸŒฒ right in its path... It's actually worse than picture looks because of the angle, but when I look out the skylight it looks like the dish is angled straight at the trees.

Getting ready for the off

It's overcast, but so muggy (not Love Island muggy, the hot and humid muggy) really hard to do anything without getting sweaty

Still got the hoovering to do and a bit of tidying away

Posted: July 6, 2017, 9:02 a.m.

Thursday 6 Jul 2017 9:49

2nd night in the same campsite

Trying to fill the batteries up, weirdly last night it was showing maximum over 14v,

This morning with little use after that it's dropped to 13.4v, despite being hooked up to electric overnight...

Strange?

Posted: July 6, 2017, 8:49 a.m.

Tuesday 4 Jul 2017 14:30

Night Stop CAMC site

Need to replenish supplies and charge batteries fully...

Posted: July 4, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Monday 3 Jul 2017 19:38

Night stop

Maidstone

Posted: July 3, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

Monday 3 Jul 2017 15:52

Just cycled round the top of wall

Posted: July 3, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

Monday 3 Jul 2017 15:48

Set off back to Harvey

Posted: July 3, 2017, 2:48 p.m.

Monday 3 Jul 2017 15:27

This basically where I was the first day

I missed the cathedral, ahead to my left, and the walls right in front of me and to the right as well. Really should open my eyes!

Sat here for a while with a latte, listening to my music, watching the world go by...

Looks really quiet - it so wasn't, I must have taken this in some sort of spatial anomaly - it was bustling with people and buses!

The reason for the music, the buses and traffic! So loud after a couple of minutes it was deafening, but it was brilliant with headphones ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: July 3, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

Monday 3 Jul 2017 14:19

Spent a while walking round trying to find a good external view of the cathedral, but it's not easy.

Found this shot of a very lovely lunch time setting, but I had already grabbed a Subway...

Posted: July 3, 2017, 1:19 p.m.

Monday 3 Jul 2017 12:53

To get to the cathedral, you have to go through this gate, it costs ยฃ12 for an adult and is covered in scaffolding...

Decided to return in a couple of years when I can get better pics

Posted: July 3, 2017, 11:53 a.m.

Monday 3 Jul 2017 12:30

Canterbury, again!

I was driving out of Canterbury, heading to pastures new, when I noticed I hadn't seen the cathedral or the wall that surrounds the town centre

So found a spot to park, got on my bike and went for another look see

Posted: July 3, 2017, 11:30 a.m.

Sunday 2 Jul 2017 21:20

Night stop

Batteries need a good charge but the solar panels held their own today

I don't think the batteries are holding charge properly, so will look into it

Posted: July 2, 2017, 8:20 p.m.

Saturday 1 Jul 2017 11:47

A tower?

Posted: July 1, 2017, 10:47 a.m.

Saturday 1 Jul 2017 10:52

Cycled in to Canterbury now sitting watching the world go by...

It's a great feeling, to just sit and chill, watching people rushing around

https://vimeo.com/223877569

If it asks for password, it's 'grandtouruk' Without the ' '

Posted: July 1, 2017, 9:52 a.m.

Saturday 1 Jul 2017 9:50

Canterbury by bike...

Off on my new bike around Canterbury not a bad day at the moment

Posted: July 1, 2017, 8:50 a.m.

Friday 30 Jun 2017 19:44

Night stop in Canterbury.

Posted: June 30, 2017, 6:44 p.m.

Friday 30 Jun 2017 16:30

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Friday 30 Jun 2017 16:06

Posted: June 30, 2017, 3:06 p.m.

Friday 30 Jun 2017 10:16

Oh, here I am! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

PS the generator's working well, I'll give it another hour then head back to HB to have a look see...

Posted: June 30, 2017, 9:16 a.m.

Friday 30 Jun 2017 10:14

I actually have no idea where I am!

Woke up this morning to no power in the leisure batteries, it has been really overcast for quite a few days and I fell asleep with the TV on...

So I thought put the generator on, as I haven't used it before and being unsure how loud it would be, I drove off looking for somewhere with no houses, I really don't want to annoy anyone, I drove round and round and eventually found a a secluded spot.

It's on a road somewhere near Herne Bay, but once I've posted this I'll know where I am ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: June 30, 2017, 9:14 a.m.

Thursday 29 Jun 2017 20:40

Herne Bay.

Beautiful evening as the sun is going down...

Posted: June 29, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

Thursday 29 Jun 2017 20:14

Night Stop.

Can't stop on the seafront over night as parking restrictions in force 10pm to 10am specifically for motorhomes, so forced on to side road which is more built up, strange by-law?

Posted: June 29, 2017, 7:14 p.m.

Thursday 29 Jun 2017 13:24

Back to where I parked, uphill twice, only went downhill once, how does that work?

Teach me to use a different route back!

Posted: June 29, 2017, 12:24 p.m.

Thursday 29 Jun 2017 13:09

Lovely little house, almost lost amongst the tree, in very built up area...

Posted: June 29, 2017, 12:09 p.m.

Thursday 29 Jun 2017 11:53

Margate Beach.

Getting brighter and far less forgotten ๐Ÿ‘

Posted: June 29, 2017, 10:53 a.m.

Thursday 29 Jun 2017 11:23

Margate.

The part I'm in at the moment is quite rundown, heading towards main town to have a look see

Posted: June 29, 2017, 10:23 a.m.

Wednesday 28 Jun 2017 18:32

Night stop.

Spent the day looking around Westwood shopping centre, which is really a series of out of town retail parks, had lunch at Five Guys - yes it's expensive, but the burgers and chips taste so much better...

Hanging around until 4 tomorrow as I'm waiting for my new bike to be ready, my old one bit the dust a few days ago ๐Ÿ˜” So much wrong with it, it would cost a lot to repair.

Posted: June 28, 2017, 5:32 p.m.

Wednesday 28 Jun 2017 12:07

Hornby Railways visitor centre.

Ok, I know I'm sad but Hornby, AirFix, Corgi, Meccano and Scalextric were a massive part of my childhood and even as an adult.

Noticed yesterday on Google maps I was less than a mile away...

I had to visit ๐Ÿ˜€

Opened at 10 and I've been in there for 2 hours, enjoyed every minute!

Posted: June 28, 2017, 11:07 a.m.

Tuesday 27 Jun 2017 20:34

Night stop.

Posted: June 27, 2017, 7:34 p.m.

Tuesday 27 Jun 2017 17:27

Westwood cross shopping centre.

Headed here tonight planning a good look around tomorrow and maybe a trip to the Hornby visitor centre

Posted: June 27, 2017, 4:27 p.m.

Tuesday 27 Jun 2017 10:50

Ramsgate harbour.

Posted: June 27, 2017, 9:50 a.m.

Tuesday 27 Jun 2017 9:13

Morning from Ramsgate!

This is the view out through the door this morning...

A little overcast, but still warm ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: June 27, 2017, 8:13 a.m.

Monday 26 Jun 2017 20:12

Night stop.

Ramsgate nice wide road virtually on the seafront

Posted: June 26, 2017, 7:12 p.m.

Monday 26 Jun 2017 15:15

Richborough Roman Fort

On my way to Ramsgate saw an English Heritage sign and stopped for a look

Not much there, they did have a few pieces found at the site in their 'museum'

Good look around at the ruins

Posted: June 26, 2017, 2:15 p.m.

Monday 26 Jun 2017 14:32

Sandwich.

Didn't stop as they'd sold out!

Posted: June 26, 2017, 1:32 p.m.

Monday 26 Jun 2017 13:05

Deal.

Beautiful day for a walk along the prom โ˜€๏ธ

Posted: June 26, 2017, 12:05 p.m.

Sunday 25 Jun 2017 22:31

Night stop.

Trying out a CS site, so far very nice and relaxing...

Posted: June 25, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Sunday 25 Jun 2017 15:15

Still at Dover Castle, popped in for a coffee as the weather is changing, now very windy and dark clouds are approaching - come on sun โ˜€๏ธ

Posted: June 25, 2017, 2:15 p.m.

Sunday 25 Jun 2017 13:11

Just about to head into the tunnels for an hour tour

Big tunnels!

Posted: June 25, 2017, 12:11 p.m.

Sunday 25 Jun 2017 10:42

What a view!

Heights are not my favourite thing, but I HAD to go up to the top, after all it has been here a few hundred years and I hope it's not going anywhere...

Posted: June 25, 2017, 9:42 a.m.

Sunday 25 Jun 2017 10:16

Dover Castle.

Probably going to need a full day here, time will tell...

Posted: June 25, 2017, 9:16 a.m.

Saturday 24 Jun 2017 15:55

Night stop in Dover.

Posted: June 24, 2017, 2:55 p.m.

Saturday 24 Jun 2017 15:31

Dover Castle.

Decided to try and see if I could fit as I called in advance to check if likely to get in car park and they said 3m height limit, Harvey is a shade over... ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Just made it with a couple of cm's to spare!

Will be back tomorrow to have a look round, never realised quite how big it is, it dominates the sky line as you drive through Dover

The photo is only a small part, within the walls!

Posted: June 24, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

Saturday 24 Jun 2017 12:37

Raining, so heading off to a new setting

This was my night stop, lovely quiet road , nice and wide with few cars. Hopefully no agg to any neighbours...

Posted: June 24, 2017, 11:37 a.m.

Saturday 24 Jun 2017 10:00

Folkestone.

A little retail therapy today, brought Mo in to town

Having a look see ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: June 24, 2017, 9 a.m.

Friday 23 Jun 2017 10:22

Ok, after a return trip to Bodiam Castle this morning, I'm off towards Folkestone... More about the mysterious return trip on my Blog page

Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:22 a.m.

Thursday 22 Jun 2017 14:54

Rye.

Someone's pulled the plug ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: June 22, 2017, 1:54 p.m.

Thursday 22 Jun 2017 11:34

Bodiam Castle.

Lovely morning, bit overcast, now I can hear thunder in the distance so I'm heading to the cafรฉ for a spot of tea ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: June 22, 2017, 10:34 a.m.

Wednesday 21 Jun 2017 18:21

Bodiam Castle The view for tonight is excellent, you may not be able to see it too clearly but that is the castle in the trees

I arrived later than I expected and the castle shut at 5pm, so I parked inside the car park and asked permission to stay overnight as I'm a national trust member, took 40 mins to find someone...

{Rant on} "Health and Safety" meant I couldn't, the car park is massive, once I'm parked up I don't tend to leave Harvey. The funny thing is the gate they lock is a standard timber farm style gate, which could be climbed over in less than a few seconds

If I fall over when they're open it's the same as if they're closed, my fault, should have been looking where I was going... It's the where there's blame there's a claim culture

Health and safety, as an excuse, has a lot to answer for... What they really mean is 'No, we don't want to be helpful, but we can use this as an excuse'

So their 'Health and Safety' now puts my Health and Safety at risk as the roads are not very wide round here! {Rant off}

They could make extra revenue by charging to stay over, ยฃ5-10 for members, and put it in their Christmas night out fund ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: June 21, 2017, 5:21 p.m.

Wednesday 21 Jun 2017 15:58

Wow! Just wow... Outside temperature is unbelievable and it feels like it...

Posted: June 21, 2017, 2:58 p.m.

Wednesday 21 Jun 2017 13:25

Hastings day 2 Returning today as having something printed and it won't be ready until later today.

Stopped at Morrison's to get some supplies and their cafรฉ told me to come in, so I did as I was told...

When it arrived I looked at the plate and thought how am I going to eat that without everything falling off

It was a struggle and I lost, even though I started with the chips, some of them still escaped!

Why do 'restaurants' try to be 'trendy', it's just not practical. Still could have been worse, could have been a bit of driftwood... ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: June 21, 2017, 12:25 p.m.

Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 15:11

My office for the afternoon!

Posted: June 20, 2017, 2:11 p.m.

Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 11:52

Posted: June 20, 2017, 10:52 a.m.

Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 11:00

Panoramic of Hastings seafront

{edited: mis-spelled off corrected to of, in my defence I was walking and typing ๐Ÿ˜‰}

Posted: June 20, 2017, 10 a.m.

Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 10:35

Is it possible I'm pregnant? Last few days I've really fancied cheese & onion crisps...

Hadn't realised quite how far I walked, if you look at the map, the last waypoint was where I parked Such a nice day again, but a little muggy

Posted: June 20, 2017, 9:35 a.m.

Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 9:06

Hastings Spending the morning in Hastings, looking round the shops and maybe get to the old town...

Posted: June 20, 2017, 8:06 a.m.

Monday 19 Jun 2017 20:11

Night stop On the seafront, does it get any better than this? View out the kitchen window, the sea's so close I could almost touch it!

Posted: June 19, 2017, 7:11 p.m.

Monday 19 Jun 2017 11:34

Sometimes, when you just stop, a cracking view just pops out of nowhere! The photo doesn't really do it justice...

Posted: June 19, 2017, 10:34 a.m.

Monday 19 Jun 2017 9:22

Oh what a day... ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: June 19, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

Monday 19 Jun 2017 9:10

Battle Visiting Battle Abbey & Battlefield today, if I can stand the heat!

Posted: June 19, 2017, 8:10 a.m.

Monday 19 Jun 2017 7:43

Bexhill Off early, some fantastic houses with the beach as their back garden! Driving along the seafront on a beautiful morning ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: June 19, 2017, 6:43 a.m.

Sunday 18 Jun 2017 18:33

Little Common - Night stop

Not me, the place is called Little Common, just outside Bexhill

Posted: June 18, 2017, 5:33 p.m.

Sunday 18 Jun 2017 16:46

Pevensey Castle. Before the bypass around Pevensey was built, 1991, I used to pass the castle several times in the year while working as a photographer in schools and shops. I always wanted to have a look inside but never have, until today!!! You can feel the history...

Posted: June 18, 2017, 3:46 p.m.

Sunday 18 Jun 2017 14:38

Very disappointed, went to Cuckmere Haven again as much less windy than last time, sadly it's a gorgeous day and it was packed! Not much room for a sardine, let alone a whale ๐Ÿ˜‚

Posted: June 18, 2017, 1:38 p.m.

Sunday 18 Jun 2017 11:55

And I'm off, again... ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: June 18, 2017, 10:55 a.m.

Wednesday 14 Jun 2017 16:06

Somebody's exhausted... and Sophie fell asleep ๐Ÿ˜‚ Really lovely day out in the sun!

Posted: June 14, 2017, 3:06 p.m.

Wednesday 14 Jun 2017 12:38

Massive cups here!

Posted: June 14, 2017, 11:38 a.m.

Wednesday 14 Jun 2017 11:29

Fun in the sun and water at Fishers Farm

Posted: June 14, 2017, 10:29 a.m.

Wednesday 14 Jun 2017 10:06

On way to Fishers Farm with Sophie

Posted: June 14, 2017, 9:06 a.m.

Monday 12 Jun 2017 12:01

On way back from long walk at Seven Sisters, less then 5 mins in the car Sophie was asleep...

Posted: June 12, 2017, 11:01 a.m.

Sunday 11 Jun 2017 17:01

Parked up for tonight

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Sunday 11 Jun 2017 15:25

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Sunday 11 Jun 2017 15:11

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Sunday 11 Jun 2017 14:51

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Sunday 11 Jun 2017 13:35

Cobham services

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Sunday 11 Jun 2017 13:01

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Sunday 11 Jun 2017 12:47

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Sunday 11 Jun 2017 12:45

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Sunday 11 Jun 2017 12:21

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Sunday 11 Jun 2017 12:15

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Sunday 11 Jun 2017 12:01

Heading south!

Posted: June 11, 2017, 11:01 a.m.

Saturday 10 Jun 2017 21:50

Went to Tesco to get some supplies and found a better place to park

Posted: June 10, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Saturday 10 Jun 2017 17:59

Night stop, this will be housing very soon...

Posted: June 10, 2017, 4:59 p.m.

Saturday 10 Jun 2017 17:43

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Saturday 10 Jun 2017 16:11

Stopped for a bite to eat on the way back down to Sussex ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: June 10, 2017, 3:11 p.m.

Saturday 10 Jun 2017 15:26

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Saturday 10 Jun 2017 15:24

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Saturday 10 Jun 2017 15:19

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Saturday 10 Jun 2017 15:03

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Saturday 10 Jun 2017 14:23

PC World stop, sometimes you just want too ๐Ÿ˜‰

Posted: June 10, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

Saturday 10 Jun 2017 13:37

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Saturday 10 Jun 2017 13:29

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Saturday 10 Jun 2017 13:22

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Saturday 10 Jun 2017 12:09

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Saturday 10 Jun 2017 10:55

Becoming a habit!

Posted: June 10, 2017, 9:55 a.m.

Saturday 10 Jun 2017 10:06

I'm in Buxton and it's stopped raining!

Posted: June 10, 2017, 9:06 a.m.

Saturday 10 Jun 2017 9:36

Poole's cavern, not sure I'll stay

Update: They allow flash photography but not video as "it's annoying..." Pretty sure a bright flash going off in a dark cavern would be more annoying

Didn't stay as I wanted to video and I don't use flash, unless I have to, it ruins the atmosphere

Posted: June 10, 2017, 8:36 a.m.

Saturday 10 Jun 2017 9:27

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Saturday 10 Jun 2017 9:16

High Peak - Whaley Bridge Fernilee Reservoir Even with the rain and wind, this view is what it's all about!

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Saturday 10 Jun 2017 9:06

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Saturday 10 Jun 2017 9:03

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Saturday 10 Jun 2017 8:54

Off to Peak District for the morning, shame about the rain!

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Friday 9 Jun 2017 19:58

Fish & chip supper as it's so late, couldn't be bothered to cook...

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Friday 9 Jun 2017 19:38

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Friday 9 Jun 2017 18:49

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Friday 9 Jun 2017 13:51

The DW Stadium, home of Wigan Athletic and Warriors

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Thursday 8 Jun 2017 15:30

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Thursday 8 Jun 2017 13:42

Wigan Pier :)

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Thursday 8 Jun 2017 10:29

Stopped for a coffee in Wigan shopping centre, while Harvey gets kitted out with CCTV and Mo has a new bracket made (see blog)

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Wednesday 7 Jun 2017 10:17

Harvey booked in for tomorrow/Friday. Now at Haigh Woodland Park for a look see

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Wednesday 7 Jun 2017 8:49

At CCTV place

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Wednesday 7 Jun 2017 7:26

Lovely few days, now it's off to Wigan I wonder if the pier will have amusements like Brighton pier? ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Tuesday 6 Jun 2017 17:24

Off to Wigan tomorrow to see if it's possible to put 360 degree CCTV on Harvey! I don't feel uncomfortable/worried while in it, but sometimes I hear things outside and I'm not sure what's happening...

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Tuesday 6 Jun 2017 10:49

Cheeky breakfast at Bridgemere Garden Centre with Rebecca and Sophie... ๐Ÿ˜€

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Sunday 4 Jun 2017 12:37

Stopped for a bite to eat in the cafe, most excellent hot beef & griddled onions bap! Weather has been very changeable, every time we go outside it rains and when we go in the sun comes out... Just about to go out for another look round and the dark clouds are back ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Sunday 4 Jun 2017 10:50

Wheelock hall farm

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Saturday 3 Jun 2017 13:43

Burger King lunch

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 18:17

Stopping at Halfords, but can't remember what I need, big sign of getting old!!!

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 18:06

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 17:53

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 16:15

Coffee stop!

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 15:37

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 15:28

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 15:21

Very heavy congestion

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 15:19

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 14:56

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 14:52

When I used to go to Focus on Imaging at the NEC, I used to stay at a B&B just here. Think it's gone now but it was a nice quiet place and meant a short journey back the following morning for a last look around before heading to Hove

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 14:39

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 14:28

Back at the wheel

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 12:02

Wow, not much Sun, but really humid! Nice to get a little air in the garden

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 10:24

Kenilworth Castle ๐Ÿ˜€ Time for a look see ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 9:32

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 9:23

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 8:49

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Thursday 1 Jun 2017 20:19

Night stop in Windsor ๐Ÿ˜ด

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Thursday 1 Jun 2017 19:53

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Thursday 1 Jun 2017 19:39

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Thursday 1 Jun 2017 17:53

Busy roads and a long day, woken by HGV lorries at 6am, so stopping at Cobham services to allow traffic levels to drop.

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Thursday 1 Jun 2017 17:39

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Thursday 1 Jun 2017 17:31

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Thursday 1 Jun 2017 17:21

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Thursday 1 Jun 2017 16:43

The journey begins...

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Wednesday 31 May 2017 15:10

Having a few tweaks done to Harvey today, moving the satellite TV from one side to the other and having an additional solar panel installed as the one that came with it, isn't up to the job... Nice guys at Sunstore.co.uk sorting it out for me ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: May 31, 2017, 2:10 p.m.

UK Tour

User: TGT
Dates: 31 May 2017 - 25 Sep 2017
Duration: 3ย months, 3ย weeks

A grand tour of the UK, a long time planning, started 1st June 2017 ๐Ÿ˜€

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