May 29, 2009 GMT
The First 11 Days...

We didn't (Ok, I didn't want to) leave the Park but off we went still heading towards Lands End. That night (the night before Jo's birthday) we stayed in a great beach town called Newquay. We applied our new found camp site criteria DTP (distance to pub) and stayed in a great spot on the beach and walking distance from two pubs. The site was fairly empty but was really nice. The fact that the toilet block had music playing inside was the deal maker for me !! A pub meal and the rediscovery of vanilla vodka lead to a great night. A walk along the beach was even squeezed in between drinks. All in all another great camp site. Up the next morning and off to find a nice birthday breakfast spot. We headed into Newquay and found the great view below from a cafe and enjoyed a nice relaxed breakfast.

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The beach even looked half decent.

Next stop Lands End via Penzance.
After the below photo we got talking to a couple of fellow bikers. Two really nice Northern Irish blokes. Unfortunately we didn't they names because after discovering we had this blog going and the fact that they had read some of it. They asked us for our picture. We where so amazed that some one wanted our picture we forgot to ask their names and with the picture they wanted they where off. So if you are reading this guys PM me.

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Jo, Me and the Bike at Lands End.

Riding off still in shock we headed into Penzance in search of pirates and something to eat. A quick meal at tesco or somerfields of sandwiches and juice. On the way back from lands end the oil level light came on then off again after having to do a quick stop as car forgot to look. Doing a little check of the level after the meal break sure enough she has used a bit of oil. I did wonder how/why the fuel consumption did not seem to change if the old girl was one up, two up or two with full luggage. It seems it makes up for it with oil use with a full load. No real bother I will just carry a litre to top it up every 2000 miles or so. The advise for the divvy is to do the oil and filter every 3000 3500 miles anyway so its not that much of a prob.

Along the coast on some great bike roads and we head off to St Austell to camp at yet another lovely site (GPS helped us out again) where the guy came out to see us well after the site office had closed, let us know how far the pub was and even found a piece of wood for the side stand of the bike. Great site and the most friendly by far of the trip. Off to the pub around the corner which happened to have rather posh restaurant and as it was Jo's birthday we were seated and decided to make the most of it. A Mexican starter, Rump steak, Lasagna, Chocolate Gateau for desert. We rolled out of the restaurant full to the brim and into the bar for a drink before heading back (slowly) to the tent.

Next we pointed north for the first time in a while and made a bee line for Stonehenge. We where more than a little surprised to round a bend and find it just a 100 meters or so from the road in full view. A few pounds each later and we were talking to a very helpful lady about the where, when, what and why's of Stonehenge. The latter being the most difficult to explain. All I have to say about it is: ALIENS !! Lots of strange things happened in the world around that time in history...

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Another Aboyne Academy Visit

Comming soon Portsmouth and Brighton Beach....

Posted by Rob Mott at May 29, 2009 09:31 PM GMT
 
 

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