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Author Topic: Out in the sunshine enjoying myself in another open topped British classic !  (Read 4727 times)

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Karl

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Angie and I went for a short break touring the Lake District in our recently acquired MGF TF135.

The sunshine meant we got to enjoy roof down motoring every day we were there, which must be a first for a holiday in the UK  8)

A few assorted piccies ;

 








Karl

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Karl

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Ron called in to see us as well, bringing along his "Wheeler Dealers" Bond Bug









..many thanks to Ron for taking me out for a quick spin in the Bug, certainly one of lifes great experiences . Just like with the c5's you get people staring at you and taking piccies as you whizz past  ;D

Karl

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We also dropped in on the Lakeside Motor Museum ;














I was chuffed to see they had a c5 there, as well as a DeLorean ...not to mention all the micro cars - I was in my element  8)

marra

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which lake was you at on picture 21st ? I was at lakeside museum last year, not to far from here. hope you had a good un.

Karl

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These are the links Ron was kind enough to send me which I used to plan my tour  ;

Hi Karl Here are a few links....as a few suggestions

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardknott_Pass take it going up from Eskdale and worth popping in to see is the , The Narrow Gauge Raillway  at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravenglass_and_Eskdale_Railway ; and travel back up through Ambleside and windermere on to keswick.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honister_Pass on your way to to  to Honister pass if you go through *pardon my French*ermouth you will  go though  Buttermere is Beatiful http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buttermere
 
I have loads of suggestions a nice veiw point is to drive up to ond over Ashness Bridgebetween keswick and Borrowdale http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashness_Bridge and drive around
http://www.visitcumbria.com/kes/grange.htmand  and drive Along to Stair to Newlands Valley  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newlands_Valley
 
Another nice drive is over http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkstone_Pass  take it from Ambleside http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambleside and drive  it towards Ullswater http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ullswater.


An excellent couple of days away  ;)

Karl

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which lake was you at on picture 21st ? I was at lakeside museum last year, not to far from here. hope you had a good un.

I'll have to ask my navigator (Angie) as I've forgotten :o  ;D , it was a really good road trip with the scariest part being Hardknott Pass. Not just the 1 in 5 gradients and twisty turning bends, but more the suicidal oncoming traffic and sheer drops ! Character building stuff  ???

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Sounds like a fantastic trip you both had! Some nice piccies too.  ;D

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Gorgeous - I miss my old Roadster most in the summer too.

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Stunning photo's - reminds me of my teen years spent hiking around the area - and I sooooooooo want a Bond Bug it hurts  :) :) :) :)

Karl

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Stunning photo's ..

We took about 130 piccies but thought it best to post just a few on here, otherwise the viewing figures may drop off a bit  :P

It is an amazing place to visit - provided you're lucky with the weather  :)

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Hope You Enjoyed your trip in the Bug We Covered only about 20 miles , Holds The Road Well  dont it Ehh,Hope you still like Bugs.



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Nice set of photos, I also miss the BMW Z3 2.8 super chipped one I had.............. :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

Lance

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As the MG is our first ever convertible car we didn't fully appreciate the need for sun cream in hot weather , we've certainly got a sun-fried look about us at the moment  :o

Top fun though, motoring about in the sunshine with the roof down .It brings back the enjoyment of driving a car  8)

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Really nice pictures, looks like you both had a great time, the bud bond is a really great little british gem.

Retro Andy.