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Looking at your route plan, Mick, I'm assuming it's actually this you're starting and finishing at in London:

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The Shard from the Sky Garden 2015
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And not this.....

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Chard (Beta vulgaris var cicla)
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Re: Mick's Motoring South Coast Saunter

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Quite correct, there is enough about leafs on here without me complicating it !! :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote:
28 Sep 2020, 18:09
Michel wrote:
27 Sep 2020, 23:42
I’d be up for meeting in Chichester for lunch around 1pm... even if I stay 2 hours it means most of my 90 min ride home would be in daylight at that time of year.
Got that on the notepad Michel, I'll see if Chichester lunch works in due course, I know a nice pub there next to the yacht club, could be a goer!! :-D
If not, I've just noticed that you're doing Reading, Maidenhead and Slough. If you're going the A4 way, you'll be passing within a couple of miles of me in Twyford, so perhaps that area, or Windsor would be easier to fit in? Hungerford too, I like it down that way, not ridden down there for a good year or so.

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We'll definitely sort something out once I plan the route, as you say on the way home is equally good so we'll make it happen somewhere!! :-D

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Just a reference link from POTD for planning purposes
http://www.bennettswatergardens.com/

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I have now completed plotting the first 6 maps which I have at the moment. Initially I have split it into even maps per day but it won't stay like that as the route develops so the apparent overnight maps are likely to change as the route gets more maps plotted. Here is the first days planning result:
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Really enjoyed reading your last trip, so looking at your route i guess it is a "see as much as you can" so i have couple of ideas around my area that may seem odd until you get there, you do like taking photos right :)
Christchurch the Priory is a must, you will need to park up and take a walk but if you have time to take a wander inside i would do it. Mudeford Quay is also worth a drive to, will be deserted that time of year and very scenic.
Boscombe and Bournemouth i personally do not have a great love for, but the Winter Gardens are nice to have a stroll through on a nice day.
Poole is my home so yes a trip down the Quay to see the Old Town with its history i would advise is a must :)
Scaplens Court, the Old Guildhall and the Museum all within a 5 minute walk from Harless Chippy and the King Charles pub has to be worth a visit :)
If you like your Military History the Bovington Tank Museum is awesome, and 10 minutes from there is Monkey World, a proper place where primates from around the world are cared for and given the space and enviroment to live as close to the wild as possible.
When you get to Portland go and take a trip to the Young Offenders B&B, can give exact details but the public road goes round and you get terrific views across the bay, truly amazing.
Yes you will probably go through Corfe Castle but take the B3069 towards Kingston at the end of the village to find the best place to take a snap of the Castle, oh and there is the Swanage steam railway.
But the one place i totally recommend you visit, getting there is a cracking drive with stunning views, but Tyneham Village is not unique, there is another that is not open to visitors in the area, but it is well worth the hour it may take to wander around it, you will need to check when it is open to visitors as it is in the middle of the Army firing Ranges, check it out on google and wiki :)
Colin

*** EDIT***
Mick just checked the opening dates in November for Tyneham open only weekends but NOT 14th and 15th.

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Re: Mick's Motoring South Coast Saunter

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Thanks for all those suggestions Colin, I'll fit what I can in once I get an idea of route/days etc. Maybe we could meet up for a coffee or a beer depending on how the route pans out? :)

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Do not do coffee :)

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Damn it!, have to be a beer then!! :-D

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I see St Mawes in Cornwall is on your route Mick. St Mawes has appeared on the FCF on POTD Petrol Pump Day in 2016 Worth a snap out the window as you cruise along the seafront! It was there in 2016 when google street view passed by, cant confirm its still there.
clicks three FCF thread boxes
Garages Gallery-Ancient and Modern
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I Spy AA Village Signs
and of course
Nice places to stop off at

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I'll mark that on the map when I get it Neil thanks!! Potential start date has just been agreed as November 8th. Not in stone but at least it gives us a clue!! :-D

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I have put together the first draft itinerary, very liquid at the moment!! :-D
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Two maps arrived today so I was able to plot them and adjust the schedule with new visit sites:
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A whole bundle of maps arrived today and I now have the full set for the trip:
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I have now confirmed the overnight stops and plotted the first day complete so the initial mileage chart now looks like this:
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and the itinery is as before :-D