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Planning a little drive.....

on Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:31 pm
So, I have 12 more days of school before 6 weeks off for the summer. I want to go for a little drive - thinking of John O'Groats and back, maybe with a jaunt to Lands End at the start. I would take a couple of days to enjoy the trip - 4 days perhaps, stopping off to take photos, sketching etc etc.

I want to do it because I really miss my long drives and there are some bits that I used to drive in the van and always thought it would be good to do it in the car. It's about 1700 miles all in.....


The big question is - which car?

The Jaguar would be expensive, efficient, but great in places. In the Smart it would be more of an adventure...... it's not the most comfortable car, but when I was young we would drive to Elgin (nr Inverness) in a Renault 12.....


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Re: Planning a little drive.....

on Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:51 pm
The Jag of course ....

Interesting I was chatting with Ed tonight - he's just got back from about a week doing France, Switzerland, Italy, etc, etc ... and it sounded amazing.

We discussed going to the Scottish highlands next year - needs to be done.
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Re: Planning a little drive.....

on Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:52 am
I am also very much wanting to 'do' the Scottish Highlands, probably next year now.

So, yes.

And i'd like to do LEJOG too but i live in the middle of it! So it would have to be LEJOG+50%, Well, 100% really to get home again!
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Re: Planning a little drive.....

on Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:23 am
It has to be the Jag, wafting along in luxury with enough horses to enjoy any empty roads!

Clarkson did Lands End to Lowestoft in a Jaaaaaaaaaaag
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Re: Planning a little drive.....

on Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:54 am




I love the drive from Glasgow up to Fort William - there were like wide open treeless valleys and mountains - could have been in a dream. Anyhow I did it once by car. Keep away from the East side of Scotland it's boring in comparison (also drove there on the same trip).









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Re: Planning a little drive.....

on Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:50 pm
Let me know when you're planning coming up girls, I'll arrange some great roads and cheap stays if you like Wink

Forget the five hundred, it's fast becoming a rip off.
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Re: Planning a little drive.....

on Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:08 pm
Can we all pile into Chateau Doo? Excellent!

If there's a lack of space i'll happily share a sofa with your wife! Smile
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Re: Planning a little drive.....

on Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:25 pm
MegaCrixel wrote:Can we all pile into Chateau Doo? Excellent!

If there's a lack of space i'll happily share a sofa with your wife! Smile

You'd be lucky to get any space beside her mate... Rolling Eyes

The caravan is a 4 berth so plenty room Laughing
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Re: Planning a little drive.....

on Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:44 pm
bounce

If the caravans a'rockin'.....don't come a'knockin!
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Re: Planning a little drive.....

on Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:48 pm
Doo 1 wrote:Let me know when you're planning coming up girls, I'll arrange some great roads and cheap stays if you like Wink

Forget the five hundred, it's fast becoming a rip off.

I think the only 500 would be the BHP of the Jag. Maybe the 54 of the Smart!!!

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Re: Planning a little drive.....

on Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:16 am
I think he means this.

http://www.northcoast500.com/

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