A-Z Devon in a day (dodursley)

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A-Z Devon in a day (dodursley)

Post by dodursley » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:57 pm

N Devon /Torridge in a day
Had to go to Minehead yesterday so thought I would try A-Z in a day mainly in Torridge but with some N Devon. In the order I did them

Barnstaple and east N Devon
Z - Zoo Exmoor zoo where I started my A-Z
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U – University Petroc University Centre, Roundwell, Barnstaple.
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Instow
E – Estuary Taw/Torridge from Instow
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L – Lighthouse Crow Point Lighthouse at the junction of the Taw and Torridge rivers from Instow
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Y – Yacht Instow
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Bideford
C - Capital of your Region Bideford biggest town in Torridge
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K – Keystone Bideford old bridge, lots of arches with keystones
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S – Stadium Bideford AFC football ground
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Re: A-Z Devon in a day (dodursley)

Post by dodursley » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:01 pm

part 2
Westward Ho!
A - Airfield Lakes heliport
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B - Blue Flag Beach Westward Ho! Beach from haunted house
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G - Golf Course / Clubhouse N Devon one of the oldest clubs in England.
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H - Haunted House Seafield House recently brought by the owner of Pier House and many other businesses in Westward Ho!
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T - Telephone Box Bucks Cross on A39-The Atlantic H’way-think Pacific Coast H’way-NO
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Hartland Quay
P - Public House Hartland Quay Hotel
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R - Race Track Hartland Quay was/is? Used for hill climbs, a mate used to race his 1938 Tiger 80 there a few years ago
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O – Ocean Atlantic Hartland Quay dead whale had been washed ashore so loads of people around.
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Re: A-Z Devon in a day (dodursley)

Post by dodursley » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:10 pm

part 3
A39 to Cornish boarder
F – Forest part of Hartland Forest
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X - X-Mas Tree Hartland forest
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M - Mountains (Regions Highest Peak) Bursdon Moor is the highest road point (222m) although the top of Hendon Moor is higher (235m) but no public road. Was originally going to Dunkary Beacon as highest point on north coast but was far too misty/foggy/cloudy to bother
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W - Wind Turbine Bursdon moor one of many should have chosen a better location.
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A39 to Torrington
D – Dam Tamar Lakes dam
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I - International Border first bridge over Tamar below the dam. If some had their way it would be an international boarder.
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Q – Quarry Beam Quarry just north of Torrington
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V - Vintage Vehicle my 1985 CX650 is eligible for VMCC events (at home, Glos) was going to photo the bike I went to see in Minehead but could not get enough of it in the frame & I did not buy it anyway.
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Total ~350 miles including run from/to Gloucestershire via Minehead.
Did not do these
J - Junk Yard
N - Night Time

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Re: A-Z Devon in a day (dodursley)

Post by snaf » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:46 pm

dodursley wrote: R - Race Track Hartland Quay was/is? Used for hill climbs, a mate used to race his 1938 Tiger 80 there a few years ago

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Still is and thanks to a timely reading of your post I managed to put an entry in. I've been meaning to do it for years as I've spent a bit of time in Hartland as a mate I used to go rallying with lived there, I normally find out about the event after it's happened so thanks for reminding me (thumbs)
We'll be going very slowly on a sidecar 911.

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Re: A-Z Devon in a day (dodursley)

Post by Tyrant68 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:05 am

Thanks Dodursley.
I come from Braunton, used to work in the Farmers Arms at Woolsery so know both sides of the Estuary well.
Lovely to see the photos
"The trails of the world be countless, and most of the trails be tried.

You tread on the heels of many, till you come where the ways divide.

And one lies safe in the sunlight, and the other is dreary and wan, Yet you look aslant at the Lone Trail, and the Lone Trail lures you on....

....Bid good-bye to sweetheart, bid goodbye to friend, The Lone Trail, the Lone Trail, follow to the end.

Tarry not, and fear not, chosen of the true;

Lover of the Lone Trail, The Lone Trail waits for you"

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Re: A-Z Devon in a day (dodursley)

Post by sprintster » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:15 pm

I missed a race track today.I passed through the village it's named after but I didn't know where it is.I know where they do hill climbs though,I hadn't thought of that! (thumbs)

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Re: A-Z Devon in a day (dodursley)

Post by dodursley » Mon May 29, 2017 9:04 am

J Junkyard
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went down to Bideford for the Bike show Saturday so have added J for junkyard a view of some of the future contents, the Vara is in the middle row near the blue tent, the only Vara I saw there, at least it makes a change from the odd (100) GSs there and Harleys. Glad I took my Vara as it was wet and foggy over Exmoor.
Last year took my Harley evo Ultra & someone photoed it and it was on the BBS website gallery for 2016, fame at last!

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Re: A-Z Devon in a day (dodursley)

Post by snaf » Mon May 29, 2017 9:46 am

Just to prove your race track is a race track.
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Re: A-Z Devon in a day (dodursley)

Post by dodursley » Mon May 29, 2017 1:01 pm

I see it is first and last event of the NHCA calandar & you got 2nd in class, well done.

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Re: A-Z Devon in a day (dodursley)

Post by snaf » Mon May 29, 2017 5:22 pm

There were only two in the class :laugh: :laugh: all the same we were second in the championship for a couple of weeks.
We'll be there for the last round, hoping for snow in October and a maiden class win :)

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