Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Still Going Slowly

Since leaving Lyndhurst we have travelled further west towards Cornwell. We are now close to the coast and the riding and countryside are spectacular.

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We are still having to use a few major A roads but they’re not nearly as hectic as the ones closer to London.

We ended up in a spot called West Bay at lunch time on Sunday.

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This is where all the motorcycles come for their Sunday ride. We were lucky a find a parking spot. Had a walk, stony beach and big cliff.

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Crap fish and chips.

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We then ended up in a place called Lyme Regis for the night. Very touristy but nice. Found a pub right in the middle of town and more walking.

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Heading further south we are getting into hillier countryside, the riding is still great with a lot of very steep hills. One had 14% on a sign whatever that means. They should just say bloody steep. Olga’s brakes and gearbox are getting a good workout. (So am I.) 

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We ended up in a little Cornish fishing village, Looe.

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We had a slight altercation with the back of a car somewhere. Very busy roundabout, following an L plater. L plater has a car cut in front of her, jams on her brakes, Olga locks every thing up and just nudges the bumper bar. Woops. We have a bit of a dint on the nose, they had a small dint on their bumper. Insurance details exchanged and on our way again. The car damage could probably be polished out but I have the feeling that the bloke will go the whole insurance claim. I was so lucky that we didn’t hit with the front wheel or worse, get hit from behind. This put a bit of a dampener on the day, still smelly things happen.

Janice and Sabrina the navigators are still having a few problems but we do end up on some fairly nice lanes. We still ended up where we wanted to be. FUN

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Tonight we are in St Austell in a B & B. We are here for 2 nights to have a good look around the coast here. We should get to the furthest point South today.It is only 6 hours flying to the USA across the Atlanitc.

Alls good, even some of the beer (or in this case, wine).

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1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear the bingle wasn't a bad one. Take care you guys! :-)