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Write Up West Country Cruise II April - 11 2014

Discussion in 'Events and Cruise Write Ups & Gallery' started by GazHyde, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. GazHyde

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    The Zeds are starting to arrive at the Heartland Quay Hotel.

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    Hi all hope you had a great day..We are finally in Holsworthy not a million miles from you ...what time are you leaving Hartland and where is the 1st stop and aprox time ? Looking forward to meeting you all tomorrow have a great night
     
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    8.30 at the Hartland Quay Hotel, or do you mean you are going to try and meet us at the first break stop?
     
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    the 1st meet up point would be great Gaz
     
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    At the hotel before heading out
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    We had a Westie with us for a while, until it got too cold for them :(
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    The Z4 the Westerly BMW Sales guy came in :)
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    The full line up at the first rest stop...
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    Contemplating the navigation exercises over coffee and scones...
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    Lunch time stop at the Two Bridges Hotel. Reserved parking out the front for us lot :)
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    @bruce&kim

    Blackmoor Gate, Exmoor. 10.30

    Look for 'The Station' which is the pub we are stopping at. Duncan thinks you will be able to Google it...
     
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    that's great Gaz early night for us so headland shouldn't be a prob but I know your route if we are late
     
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    Weather looks amazing outside already :rally:
     
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    All....what a great w/e...what a blast...and what a brilliant bunch of people.

    Duncan we are so bloody impressed with you for organising/arranging/researching/driving/typing/printing/MCing/sheperding...and just well investing so much time, effort, thought and care into this...it was astounding and we, and I am sure everybody else who had the pleasure of joining in your event this weekend, are very very grateful....thank you. Keith & Jan
     
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    Duncan and Garry does it again!! What a great event this was. Got a bit scary at breakfast though when Duncan handed out the "Qestion" sheets, but
    ole Duncan soon put us at ease with his helping clue's. Had a Brill time guys must do again. :)
     
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    Looks like you had a good turn out again, and had better weather. Great pictures, glad you all had a great time.
     
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    Great coverage Gaz!! But , just curious why there are so many of those ??? What are they in your English??? Tops? No that's here! Hoods yeah!!! That's it!! Hoods up, I thought everybody went topless, sorry, hood less from April till November. I'm shocked and dismayed and pi$$d right off I wasn't there. Looks like everyone had a blast. What was the final body count. Congrats on a run well ran!!
    And not even a mention of snow or did you notice?? JIM
     
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    Mais Oui...... mais il était en fait très froid ... et les dames ressemblait Nanook du Nord .

    Gaz...apologies man...you were ubiquitous and constant the whole weekend...please accept our thanks as being extended to you also...nice one...
     
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    The roofs went up after we parked ;) It was a bit overcast at the time, so it was precaution against getting a soggy bottom on return from Tea and English Scones with clotted cream and jam...

    Duncan will be so pleased with the feedback, but in my case I barely got involved. I came as a 'meeter & greeter', a bit like you get at Wall Mart when you walk in :shifty:.

    Have to agree it was a bloody good weekend though @La_vida_diver!
     
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    Oh Believe me the tops were down for the entire two days :) they only went up when people left their cars. (It saves putting all the running bits and bobs in the boot when no one is with the cars). The Sunday in particular had weather that we live for with these cars.

    Yes we managed to avoid the snow this year, last year had every weather there is but this year may not have been the warmest run, but was a fantastic weather result, and with not too many cars around (for a tourist area).

    Body count was of the order of 18 on Saturday and 14 on Sunday.

    We even had one couple that decided to redo a couple of the spots from the Saturday on the way home from the event rather than do the Sunday event as the drive from Exmoor after another hectic days NavScat would leave them with a return trip they didn't fancy. So they chose to revisit a couple of the spots from the previous day and take a leisurely return trip reliving the Saturday! I think that is a good sign of picking some of the right spots.

    My heart goes out to John and Martha who after doing the early part of the Sunday event then had a 365 mile return journey to the other side of Norwich.

    I think everyone had a great time. From my own personal perspective, I did not realise the effort required for this type of event and prior to Saturday had wished I had not proposed it. BUT the way everyone responded and the enthusiasm that they had once they got over the initial shock when they got Saturdays "Mission Pack" (and the giggles of the Qestion:oops:) made it all worth while.
     
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    Congrats !! Sounds like it was a party!! I've been in the position or putting together many runs with different vehicle types over the years and know the effort and panic of will they come and enjoy it? Well Done!! JIM
    ps was just kidding about the tops up comments, I know you Brits are tough!
     
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    Yes no worry last year we did have snow and hail and in the most part awe did have tops down but this year we were really blessed by the weather especially yesterday.

    Understood the humour but it was worth mentioning that we really did get the tops down both days all day. you couldn't do it from December through to Feb that is for sure mind you when I was out in Toronto a few years back I do remember a February day that was 15˚C with mountains of snow in the corners of the car parks that did not disappear till the end of March. Different weather there!
     
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    If I had a car with the top down from December -February here this year it would have filled and built up snow a couple of feet over the windscreen ( notice how much better my English-English is getting). Yes, Toronto normally is much warmer than here but even they took a $htkiking this year. I'm hoping the snow here will be completely gone by June. Right now we're 15c below our normal temp for this time of year. JIM
     

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