Five Club Members (Paul & Angie, Michel & Jan and Steve) visited
3 Counties in 3 days. The trip was to visit the Lizard Point, the most southerly
point of the UK Mainland. We travelled down on Friday 13th Apri 2007l and
back on Sunday 15th April
(that was the weekend the Island had a mini heatwave).
weather was overcast on Friday, overcast and wet on Saturday and wet and
overcast on Sunday.
We stayed in Yelverton, which is at the far end of Dartmoor.
selected a very rural route down it soon became clear that our arrival time
would be 10pm Friday evening, so we rerouted, arriving at 6.30pm.
Devon, & Cornwall, 3 days, 600 miles.
Morning, raining again as we left for the return trip, we headed for Seaton
but did manage to find an off main road route across part of Dartmoor. This
gave us a taste of what Dartmoor is all about, our conclusion being that it
would need a 10 day visit to do justice to this very special area, including
Exmoor and the North Devon Coast line.
a good breakfast we headed towards the Lizard, another long run which included
the Taymar Bridge in Plymouth, on to Saltash, St.Austell, Truro, Helson and
Lizard Point. We arrived in the pouring rain but we did get some good pictures,
including the 4 x 4 which plunged 230ft into the sea earlier in the week.
The Cafe at Lizard Point serves a good variety of food and made a welcome break.
Having dressed in our wet weather gear we started the return trip to Yelverton.
By the time we arrived back the weather was much better so we had a run over
the moors which are wonderful to see.
the weather improved we continued on, calling in at Beer and Sidmouth, before
reaching Seaton. We stopped to visit relations of Angie who have a cafe in the
town. The route then continued with the weather improving along the coast road,
Lyme Regis, Weymouth, East and West Lulworth, Swanage, Corfe Castle and Poole,
this hilltop ride has some amazing scenery which was lost a little in the haze,
nevertheless a great ride. From Poole we headed to Hurn Airport and the Curlew
Pub for a late roast before the last leg of the trip, across the New Forest
and back to the Ferry at 7.45pm. A very long tiring 3 days with disappointing
weather, but none of us would have missed it.