Spur of the moment – West Side Story
Sun shining, temperature above freezing, Crunchie and Tony H unavailable and car-less, result: just the two David’s on an expedition out west.
Lucky I was all sat-naved up as the tour organiser didn’t bring his sat nav
Great route set up by DT, starting at 2pm from Blackbushe Airport including a couple of narrow muddy lanes and a way point on private land. Classic SKCC stuff.
The roads were reasonably empty for a Saturday afternoon and we made good progress across to Highclere where we stopped for a few photos next to Highclere Church.
Trivia note: unlike Highclere Castle, the church was not used in ITV’s Downton Abbey. Never mind. We’ve made it famous now, at least on this forum.
After going quite a bit further south west, past Andover, we turned back up on A30. On reaching Stockbridge we stopped for afternoon tea in a very un-SKCC establishment. But then Stockbridge does have the air of a quality village.
With DT’s tea and scones and my tea and crumpet done and dusted we set off for home arriving in the dark after a cracking 100+ mile drive.
What more could you want? Sunshine, good company, out in the kits and mid afternoon crumpet…