Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Getting to Land's End

Getting to Land's End
Originally uploaded by rhesus42.
I'd like to be able to say that the journey to Land's End was completely without incident. Unfortunately, a sharp encounter with a car park height barrier in Exeter spoiled what until then had been a really smooth and easy journey. Traffic had been really light and the weather was improving. We stopped for lunch at Exeter services. As Angela wanted to visit Exeter Cathedral on her way back to Winchester, I suggested that we check out the park and ride facility nearby. I turned into the car park and under the barrier without thinking about the bike on the roof. There was a loud bang, and when we stopped, the bike, roof rack carrier and all were in the road behind us! The bike got off pretty lightly, which is more than can be said for the car Anyway, to cut a long story short, an hour in the car park outside Halfords in Penzance, and the bike seems ready to go.

Land's End was shrouded in mist when we arrived, so not much chance for photography tonight. We're off to the pub instead!

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