UK Tour

User: TGT
Dates: 31 May 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Duration: 1ย month, 2ย weeks

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

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

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

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...

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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˜€

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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!

Posted: June 10, 2017, 8:16 a.m.

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!

Posted: June 10, 2017, 7:54 a.m.

Friday 9 Jun 2017 19:58

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

Posted: June 9, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

Friday 9 Jun 2017 19:38

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Friday 9 Jun 2017 19:30

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Friday 9 Jun 2017 19:23

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Friday 9 Jun 2017 19:21

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Friday 9 Jun 2017 19:08

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Friday 9 Jun 2017 18:56

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Friday 9 Jun 2017 18:56

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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

Posted: June 9, 2017, 12:51 p.m.

Thursday 8 Jun 2017 15:30

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Thursday 8 Jun 2017 13:42

Wigan Pier :)

Posted: June 8, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

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)

Posted: June 8, 2017, 9:29 a.m.

Wednesday 7 Jun 2017 10:17

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

Posted: June 7, 2017, 9:17 a.m.

Wednesday 7 Jun 2017 8:49

At CCTV place

Posted: June 7, 2017, 7:49 a.m.

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˜‚

Posted: June 7, 2017, 6:26 a.m.

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...

Posted: June 6, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Tuesday 6 Jun 2017 10:49

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

Posted: June 6, 2017, 9:49 a.m.

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˜‚

Posted: June 4, 2017, 11:37 a.m.

Sunday 4 Jun 2017 10:50

Wheelock hall farm

Posted: June 4, 2017, 9:50 a.m.

Saturday 3 Jun 2017 13:43

Burger King lunch

Posted: June 3, 2017, 12:43 p.m.

Friday 2 Jun 2017 18:17

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

Posted: June 2, 2017, 5:17 p.m.

Friday 2 Jun 2017 18:06

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 18:03

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 17:53

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 17:50

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 16:15

Coffee stop!

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 16:07

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 16:07

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 15:54

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 15:50

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 15:42

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 15:41

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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 15:08

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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

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

Friday 2 Jun 2017 14:39

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 14:28

Back at the wheel

Posted: June 2, 2017, 1:28 p.m.

Friday 2 Jun 2017 12:02

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

Posted: June 2, 2017, 11:02 a.m.

Friday 2 Jun 2017 10:24

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

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 10:20

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 10:17

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 10:16

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Friday 2 Jun 2017 10:15

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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

Posted: June 1, 2017, 7:19 p.m.

Thursday 1 Jun 2017 19:53

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Thursday 1 Jun 2017 19:46

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Thursday 1 Jun 2017 19:43

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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.

Posted: June 1, 2017, 4:53 p.m.

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...

Posted: June 1, 2017, 3:43 p.m.

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 - 21 Jul 2017
Duration: 1ย month, 2ย weeks

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

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