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Re: Mick's Motoring March Meander - Postponed!!!

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It is with some dismay that I have to declare the postponement of my trip. A number of occurrencies have conspired to bring about the postponement:
1) The serious flooding in the severn valley means I would not want to be viewed as a "rubber necker".
2) The coronavirus situation at the moment.
3) An unexpected expenditure demand for the C5 suspension bushes, engine mounting and iolys fluid refill.
4) My mate, who was meant to have been coming on the Spain trip I have just done, would like to come on the trip but cannot make the planned dates.

Put together, these issues add up to a postponement being the only sensible thing to do. The only thing I can say is that the trip will happen in the next few months but whether it becomes an April Amble, a May Meander or a June Jog we'll have to see! Watch this space. :( :( :( :)

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Re: Mick's Motoring March Meander

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Hospitality awaits at the Drift Cafe whenever you decide to do it Mick.
nf own woirk
nf own woirk
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Re: Mick's Motoring March Meander

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Thanks Neil, I am looking forward to that and one advantage of the postponement is the likely improvement in the weather and the longer daylight hours which will in turn give more time for lunch!! :-D

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Re: Mick's Motoring March Meander

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When you do decide on a date could you add the dates to the spreadsheet so we know what Day 1, Day 2, etc actually relate to?

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Re: Mick's Motoring March Meander

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I will indeed Paul, thanks for the reminder! :)

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Re: Mick's Motoring March Meander

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mickthemaverick wrote:
20 Jan 2020, 18:43
It also occurred to me that it might be fun if anyone would like to join in for parts of the route as an FCF convoy!!

This is what it looks like at the moment: (Click on it to read clearly)

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mickthemaverick wrote:
05 Mar 2020, 21:18
It is with some dismay that I have to declare the postponement of my trip. A number of occurrencies have conspired to bring about the postponement:
Mick, as your intended Meander was about to start on Monday, and you have the route/points of interest mapped out, and we have access to streetview/geograph/wiki plus the odd original image in our archives a virtual MIck's march meander could still take place :-D

I am sure I have a picture of Corned Beef Pie Peas and mash and gravy somewhere for a virtual Drift Inn lunch on Tuesday :-D

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Re: Mick's Motoring March Meander

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Great idea Neil!! I'm due to leave here at 07.00 on Monday and I will endeavour to keep the thread up to date with progress. Hopefully I will get enough time out of the Vcar to post lunchtimes and evenings but I will need help with some of my sightings as my virtual camera cannot be relied upon. Watch this space!! :)

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Re: Mick's Motoring March Meander

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Just in case you select your Vcar as a Nissan Leaf 24kWh first stop would have to be at the Holiday Inn Express at Colchester :-D based on conservative 50 mile chunks.

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A functional but not particularly exciting or scenic location for a recharge. :-D

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Re: Mick's Motoring March Meander

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Well the trip hasn't got off to the best start because I received an email this morning to tell me that SWMBO has had her return flights cancelled by Royal Brunai and the only alternative she has found is with Thai airlines and they want passengers to have virus free certificates which she cannot get in Australia so she may be stranded for months!!
That is a watch this space but it has delayed me in my leaving.
The first leg will take me along the A414. Up the A10 and then east along the A120, past Braintree and onto the A12. I will then head Northeast up the A12, round Ipswich and on up to Westleton.
As for the Vcar I have selected my C5 with a 1000kwh electric conversion powered by Kryptonite batteries kept in the glovebox. What's the point in having a Vcar if I can't have a bit of latitude in design? :-D
So the Colchester recharge won't be necessary but I may stop there for a coffee! :-D
See you in Westleton!

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Re: Mick's Motoring March Meander

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Re: Mick's Motoring March Meander

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No range anxiety in the Vcar then Mick, but you would miss out on the next charging stop which would be a lot more interesting than the Holiday Inn Express. It would have to have been at Lilys Cafe on the A12 not more than 4 miles from Westleton :-D
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Looks like you could get a decent "cup of splosh" and a fry up while waiting!

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Re: Mick's Motoring March Meander

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Well here I am in:
borrowed from web
borrowed from web
It certainly has changed today:
borrowed from web
borrowed from web
from when my painting by numbers set was made: (Allowing for artistic license)
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own work from my set
own work from my set
but it's just as lovely!! :) :)
OK off to Ely via Bury St Edmunds on the A1120 and A45

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Re: Mick's Motoring March Meander

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The Kryptonite batteries certainly do it for me....Ely already:
Borrowed from a friend
Borrowed from a friend
No time to linger, its up the A10 to Kings Lynn :)

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Re: Mick's Motoring March Meander

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Have you had any refreshment yet Mick?

Did you catch a glimpse of this as you motored past Bury St edmunds?

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Bury St Edmunds (23548338341)
Martin Pettitt from Bury St Edmunds, UK / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)


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Re: Mick's Motoring March Meander

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The news about SWMBO this morning put me off my breakfast and Lily's was in lockdown so I'm hoping to grab something in King's Lynn market! :)