Drive to the Fishing beach

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Country lane in the UK
I had to get out of the house today - my new attitude, don't waste a single day. Although this attitude comes with a larger price tag since petrol in the UK is currently £1.18 /litre.

Checking the weather forecast revealed heading South West from Portishead had the best chance of sunshine. So I loaded up my walking boots, charged my camera and sped away down the M5; stopping on route for a bacon sandwich with brown sauce and a builders cup of tea - sorry no pics of that!! The country lanes are just the most amazing thing about driving in the UK. Most are narrow enough to give you that speedy effect of trees blurring passed but wide enough for two cars to get by and today there were no cars, just mile after mile of empty road! Armed with the Satnav to warn of side roads ahead I opened her up (allegedly) and made my way speedily through the lanes toward the North Devon coast.

I stopped off on the way at Appledore, a small and reasonable picturesque fishing village near Barnstaple before heading over Saunton sands to walk on the beach, watch the surfers and poke small animals in the rock pools =)
mattango says:
You sick bas***d Danny!!! hahahaha LMAO!!!
Posted on: Aug 20, 2008
danny291 says:
Oh I bet you had a good poke all right Matt :p
Posted on: Aug 20, 2008
mattango says:
I most certainly do not suck! I severely object to your tone. I am getting into some UK time before I come and harass you all in the US!!! Try not to make me mad before I arrive.
Posted on: Aug 20, 2008
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Country lane in the UK
Country lane in the UK
M5 motorway... er no cars on the M…
M5 motorway... er no cars on the …
Driving though a pretty woodland
Driving though a pretty woodland
The Anchor where phone calls were …
The Anchor where phone calls were…
Fish anyone?
Fish anyone?
Old fashioned ice cream van on the…
Old fashioned ice cream van on th…
Stole some wireless time on my iph…
Stole some wireless time on my ip…
Fish eggs!
Fish eggs!
Mussels - they can be eaten! (Yes …
Mussels - they can be eaten! (Yes…
Dead crab!
Dead crab!
Me at the beach!
Me at the beach!
the carpark
the carpark
Saunton
photo by: mattango