Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The Quantocks

It's been quite an experience, looking at the road map and realising that, hey, I've never been there, let's explore!   This was the case not only with the Long Mynd in Shropshire but also the Quantocks, just inland from the Somerset coast. At just 12 miles by 4, they are small but perfectly formed and were the first area of England to be awarded the national status of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). We have not been disappointed. We parked up at a lovely parking area on the top, recommended on Wild Camping for Motorhomes
....where we enjoyed yet another lovely sunset
Then today, we had a lovely 16km run on the tracks up on the top.

Tomorrow, we will have been away for 4 weeks and will have been away for just about 5 weeks when we get home at the end of next week. But travelling and living in Sadie with all of her home comforts has really been quite effortless and the experience has exceeded my expectations. The freedom that she gives us to drive and explore at will, to run and bike wherever we choose, for however long we choose is really quite a luxury. Our only constraint has been the availability of a good 3G signal for the dongle. Fortunately, the Three coverage map has been pretty accurate and my dongle has enabled me to work pretty much wherever we have chosen to pull over. I can't help but reflect on the contrast to 4 years ago when 3G never existed. To do my work away from home, I was reliant on a sketchy GPRS Bluetooth connection between my mobile phone and laptop. Thank goodness for progress.

1 comment:

Pedalling Polarcherry said...

great write ups Pen. Sounds like a brill UK road trip.
i've never been to the quantocks or the howgills. need to go now.