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Tim's Travelling Adventures

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Well, this started out as a way that my wife could follow my lone progress in my little sports car from Birmingham UK to Orkney.

Been there, done that 2 day there, 13hour return trip.

So now follow me: an Englishman representing Americans and based in a French office near Paris. With an appartment in Versailles and trips back to the UK anything can happen and, frankly, I've no idea where this will lead!

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room

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Smells like my room at my grandparents house when i was a kid. Sleep beckons.
28th May 2005, 00:20   comments (0)

hotel

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Hotel at last.
28th May 2005, 00:17   comments (0)

beds

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Abington services. 92 miles since last fuel. No beds.
27th May 2005, 23:49   comments (0)

fuel

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Westmoorland fuel stop. 93 miles since last fuel. Adjusted clutch working well. Roof up jumper on and dark sky.
27th May 2005, 21:21   comments (0)

2nd stop

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Didnt plan this one. 70miles in and a nice chap reading a map ran into me in traffic. Light damage and glassfibre ok.
27th May 2005, 18:47   comments (0)

m6

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Is this what it's going to be like all the way?
27th May 2005, 18:42   comments (0)

start

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First stop for petrol @1/2 mile. 10litres in the car 10 in the petrol cans.
27th May 2005, 18:39   comments (0)

Orkney

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This blog should document a jouney from Birmingham (UK) to Birsay on the Orkney Mainland.

If that doesn't seem very special, then consider sitting in a two seater, open, home built car, with a range of about 110 miles for something like 11 hours over two days. That's a fuel stop every hour and about 1500 miles in a car that wouldn't normally do that many in a year.

Think no heater, no adjustable seats and earplugs. Think 50 miles to the alternator (well, that's my record so far).

Why? Because Orkney is beautiful and peaceful and because the Wesfield was built to be driven.

21st May 2005, 18:07   | tags:,comments (0)