Re: Drove up to Brompton on Sway today nr. Catterick
Posted by Allan Campbell on May 22, 2021, 21:29:20, in reply to "Re: Drove up to So. shields Crem. Yesterday"
This is a bit of a ramble- Sorry. |
Weather better on way up DRY. Driving just as bad.
Rain started on setting back but not bad.
The 70mph limit is almost a thing of the past. Now 75+ the norm but many at 80 up+.
Trip to buy a hose for the Caravan Gas system and look at Reclining camping chairs at both dealers Ropers (got the hose)and Catterick Caravans who would not do a deal.
Ann got a bit upset with the attitude of a salesman when ask if that was their best price ?
"We have been closed for 4 months" in a disrespectful tone.
So back home, went on line a got what we wanted 20% off. Saved, no correction not spent, an additional £100, Expensive top line, YES at £200 each but these should be our last pair and they are a lot lighter than our old set.
We are spending a lot of the money we have not spent on trips to France and Car fuel etc. due to lockdown.
I have also indulged myself buying a replacement digital camera. Using the mobile phone when out on the bike is a big pain, getting it out and ready to use is SLOW, Pin No. & getting to Camera menu and then not being able to see the screen in sunlight. i Pad too big to carry anyway.
The replacement camera is an updated version of my old Panasonic TZ20 who's focus system packed in and repair cost was going to be £90 - £100.
Bought TZ60 2nd hand for £109 and it has a viewfinder for bright sunlight. I doubt that I will ever use the 60x focus.
Smart Motorways I avoid all other than M25 and only on that because I have had to, to get to Dover for the Ferry or the Tunnel.
We found yesterday that the Hull Zeebrugge route is now defuncted, have to go Hull Rotterdam.
Doing the calcs. Dover v Hull Hull only about £24 more but 400 miles less driving. The £24 is taking overnight stops, Fuel & tolls but ignoring the additional 3 days driving for Dover. Hull only 2 hours about. How much cost do you put on 400 miles driving wear and tear of Car and driver ?