thread went to the seaside yesterday
thankfully Felixstowe wasn't too busy, unlike Bournemouth.
permalink the park in th emiddle of epping forest was a zoo
100s of kids doing balloons and drinking... the sheer number of shitty cars with tweaked exhausts makes me think it's become the go-to spot for the essex yoot.

permalink I cycled through a bit of Epping Forest on Monday afternoon...
...but I managed to stay away from the busiest bits I think.

Car parks were mobbed.
permalink this is basically at the highest point
there is a pub there but I dont think that was causing the problems.

foresters arms on the loughton side is worth pausing at if you are near.
permalink I didn't go that far north...
permalink Sensible... There be dragons and all that
permalink it's always pretty ugly up there.. pandemic or not
the wedding receptions held up there full of blinged orange people with their curious hair is pretty funny though
permalink I was going to say that it was all getting a bit crazy in Kelvingrove
which was evacuated by police yesterday after a thousand teenagers decided to have an impromptu festival

but now that's looking literally like yesterday's news
permalink Indeed.
WTF was that all about?
permalink turns out the folk who were warning
that dumping asylum seekers in hotels without access to support services might create issues

were right
permalink If I had to live in a park Inn for 3 months
I'd have stabbed someone a while ago.

permalink as there's nobody in the city centre these days
other than rehoused homeless and asylum seekers, with the odd far-right rally, it is apparently something of a skid row-esque mental health disaster area
permalink So pretty standard for Glasgow
permalink Dawlish was shit.
Don't come to Dawlish.
permalink it's OK
East Anglian coast is definitely my limit for now. Would like to make sure that on day trips I spend more time at the place than I do getting there.
permalink Google reckons it would be 4hrs 27minutes driving, leaving now
curiously it reckons the fastest route is via Birmingham. Wouldn't have expected that, my instinct would be to go via the fucking M25 and M4
permalink M6, M5
it's a bit counterintuitive but it does work (to Bristol anyway if the M25's really bad)
permalink Yup, A14/M6
whizzing through the lovely (now) catthorpe interchange, M42(S), M5. Much better than utilising the circle of doom and all who sail in her.
permalink I'm informed that the M6/M42 bit had changed
so I'll never be able to drive to Birmingham airport again without ending up in Wales, but yes.
permalink It's all clearly marked but think
of it as leftmost lanes for M6/M42(S) and rightmost lanes for Toll/A446/M42(N). Stick in the middle for M6 Cov/Brum.
permalink If we now start discussing golf handicaps
And house prices we might have to close this thread as breaking too many middle-aged-men-at-a-dinner-party clich├ęs.

What you driving nowadays anyway?

permalink Hehe, I've just driven that road an awful lot over the years :)
My current steed is a Passat Estate 190 TDI DSG and is currently covered in rook shit as I've only used it 3 or 4 times since March. Golf can get in the sea.
permalink "Do you play golf? what's your handicap?"
"I can't got the little ball straight"

And so on