Tagged: #clearingthecobwebs

Skirting the edge Leg 8

Ohh what a joyful day today was, not even the drizzle as I entered Scotland could bring me down, The coast of Northumbria is a hidden gem (well i say hidden its because I didn’t know that). For years I have wondered why my Brother and his wife have travelled...

Skirting the edge leg 7

Two updates in a day! right this is Leg 7 the route was a shirt day as I arranged to meet a mate in Whitby for lunch, even thought it was 100 miles shorter than previous days it was still a long day. So in order I left Atwick around...

Skirting the edge Leg 6

Its a day late as the Wi-Fi and mobile signal in the wee village of Atwick (Lincs) was near impossible to obtain, so a day late it is. Forgive is i forget everything, but today (Leg 7) has bene action packed and I only have so much room for things,...

Skirting the edge leg 5

Today was the best day by far, I suspect the route plan was just the right length, and the roads were far more forgiving on the whole. I started off in Gravesend just south of the Thames, and knew form the off it would be a hassle to cross the...

Skirting the edge Leg 4

Hey another day and another county this time Kent. The roads to start with were similar to those of the later half of the Yesterday, long long pebble beeches, this time mixed in with the White chalk cliffs. As with previous days my plans to stop and take a sand...

Skirting the edge Leg 3

Today was very different to the last few days, less narrow roads and steep hills, and more long open beeches as far as the eye can see. I started in Swanage with a late start 9am. From there it was a short drive to the Poole Harbour ferry. From here...

Skirting the edge Leg 2

Right well today ended as yesterday did, Way later than I had imagined. 11.5 hours behind the wheel and only two real stops. one for a 10 minute walk along a beech the other for poached egg on toast (Lunch). Never has 250 miles seemed so far. Yes I cut...

Skirting the edge: Leg 1

Today was the first full day on the coast roads. Starting from Blackwater (where I finished off yesterday to try and get a head start), I followed the North Somerset, Devon and Cornwall coast all the way down to Lands End. The roads were on the most case narrow with...

Skirting the edge: Day 0

Well having made the call to leave, even though the radiator has a small crack in it. I am happy to say (finger crossed) all is well, no water or coolant was used today. Expect this to be an ongoing mechanical issue each day going forwards. Having left my house...

Malt Loaf

Nissan Cube

Well I ought to say more about the car I am going to use for the #SkirtingTheEdge drive. I recently bought a Nissan Cube, It was imported from Japan in 2014 and its a Mini MPV based upon a Nissan Micra. Nissan being Datsun to some means it must be...