Tagged: #skirtingtheedge

South Cornwall: Driving more

So after the last post where I showed images and put some words to the beeches of North Cornwall, which I visited on Wednesday, I though I would round off Cornwall with another post but about the South Coast this time. Thursday saw me leave Redruth, head back down to...

North Cornwall: driving again

Well as I said in my last post as soon as I knew I needed to get on with things I elected to stop and go for a quick break away, before the Bank Holiday and chaos. I drove down to Cornwall early on Wednesday morning as was on the...

Skirting the edge sand

So when I was “skirting the edge” over the earlier part of June I was collecting sand samples from the beeches I stopped at. I felt like I drove past every beech and only stopped here and there, but now I have finished drying the sand and putting it all...

Skirting the edge fuel costs

The fuel usage on the trip was far lower than I expected! Total fuel used, from first fill up in Nuneaton, to re-fill up in Nuneaton today, 559.60 Litres, cost of fuel £735.90 Total Miles 4768 (trip was 4607 the other milage is getting to start and back again) Fuel...

Skirting the edge last leg(s)

Well its done I am back home now after 20 days in the saddle of the cube. The last leg was the run from Pendine sands back to the M48 services. I think the sun and the fact that it was sunny made the last leg one of the most...

Skirting the edge leg 19

This leg is Fishguard to Pendine sands, in essence the Pembrokeshire coast in a day. One day would be justice to the national park as indeed have any of the l egs in reality, to each of there respective locations. But the job here is to skirt the coast not...

Skirting the edge leg 18

This leg (a day late sorry) was Llandudno to Fishguard, which I thought was going to a be a long day in the seat, was long but not as tiring as I imagined. The sun was out and I suspect that had lots to do with it. First things first...

Skirting the edge leg 17

Today was just what I needed a short 150 leg into Wales and the afternoon spent sunbathing on top of the Great Orm, alas it leaves me a seriously long leg tomorrow to Fishguard, but one step at a time. I can feel the end in sight now, having polished...

Skirting the edge leg 16

Gosh it is really 16 days non stop!! Here I am in Blackpool hoping to polish off the last bit of England tomorrow and Start Wales. I think I f i carry on I should be finished by Saturday, making it three weeks exactly. But I am tired now, finding...

Skirting the edge Leg 15

So that’s it Scotland is done and dusted, by far the hardest drives (bar Cornwall) but with Storm Hector involved one or two days in Scotland were at best Grim. Across the top of Scotland from John O’Groats to Durness was the worst I have ever driven this car in...