Mick's Motoring March Meander

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Re: Mick's Motoring March Meander

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Well it certainly seems everyone is staying at home, :( not heard from a soul since Hereford and now I'm past Worcester:
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and on my way to Gloucester for lunch :)

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Flip Mick, you're travelling swiftly. Be careful not to pick up a virtual speeding ticket!

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Bit of an issue on the A38 through Tewkesbury resulting in a rework of the purifier's plumbing but all looking good now:
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but got a quick snap of Tewkesbury on the way through:
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then past Gloucester:
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not forgetting the cathedral:
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to arrive at the rather cosy pub for lunch:
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with a very nice bar:
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where the lunch was very tasty but not up to the corned beef pie at The Drift Cafe:
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So, fed and watered Bloodhound here I come :-D

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Paul-R wrote:
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Flip Mick, you're travelling swiftly. Be careful not to pick up a virtual speeding ticket!
Not a problem Paul, I've got Neil's virtual credit card from lunch on Tuesday to take care of that, but don't tell him! :-D

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Hope you pocketed his virtual driving licence as well!

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Watch out for virtual roadworks! There are some in Shiplake, and more in Medmenham.

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Thanks for the tips James, and yes I got the license and insurance too thanks Paul, so if anyone else picks up some virtual points we can put them on there!! :-D

About to leave Bloodhound which is in hibernation at the moment due to the virus and needing to raise another £8m sponsorship to move to the next stage.
Unfortunately virtual cards won't do it for this :( but hopefully a rich benefactor will come forward soon. Here's what it looks like at the moment firstly in the desert and then back at base:
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Now to find the A4 and head for Didcot :)

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When you get to Henley on Thames take a virtual walk by the River Thames. You will meet up with this lovely lady;

http://mermaidsofearth.com/mermaid-stat ... on-thames/

She was there this morning, as I went past (after doing a bank call in Chesham).

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Well I thoroughly enjoyed Didcot and will have to have a dedicated day trip there at some point. Here's a flavour:
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Now its off to find the mermaid and a little light refreshment in Henley

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Aha - Henley, Medmenham, Sonning, Caversham . . . and Binfield Heath, and the rather cosy Bottle & Glass inn. Full of Brakspear's Henley ales, and (iirc from the '60s!) scrubbed oak tables, and fillet steak in french bread sandwiches
from G.E.
from G.E.
Only a few miles up the road to Nettlebed (on the Henley-Benson road) to the cottage where George Smiley arrived (in a P6) for the glorious episode of Tinker, Tailor... to talk to Connie Sachs, played touchingly by Beryl Reid . . .


from IMDB
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She looks like a part-time mermaid James!

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Well I've made it to the Wetherspoons Hotel in Henley, but I had a quick stroll round the river first and an ice cream in the Chocolate Cafe.@
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So after a well earned pint of shandy I shall be heading home.
It has been a great trip and has truly increased my desire to make the real trip as soon as it is feasible.

Thanks to all who have chipped in along the way and especially to Neil for thinking of the idea in the first place.
Home to sofa isolation and model making for me, and maybe SWMBO will come home eventually to bring some life back into the house.
Meanwhile stay safe everyone and roll on the real trip!! :) :) :)

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Well done Mick. Glad you made it back safely!

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A brilliantly timed thread, Mick - and House Points - nay, a pint of Brakspear's and a steak sandwich - for Neil for coming up with the idea.

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