First day on the road
Trip Start May 01, 2006
122Trip End Sep 01, 2006
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The yellow canary cruises very nicely on the open road but is a real b***h on cornering at low speeds - especially when fully laden with the BOSS and the panniers. The other annoying thing is the speedo which is km/ph when all the road signs are in miles/ph. The speedo does have miles/ph marked but in such tiny numbers that I can't read them without my glasses
We made Brighton comfortably and as the beach was once again pebbles we amused ourselves by wandering along the pier and not going on the 3 pound ($9) amusement rides. We retired to a lovely restaurant where we enjoyed proper British fare and an amazing view of the pier.
We were headed to Four Marks which is a small town just outside Alton. Naomi's dad lives there and Naomi had volunteered for him to host us for the next three days while we explore the south west corner of England. I had underestimated the time that it would take us to reach Alton - even though it was only 40miles on the map and should have only taken us an hour. One problem was all the thousand little villages along the route which required us to slow down to 30m/h. The other problem was the discovery that I had no headlights and could either drive with parking lights or with full high beam, but nothing in between. Thus the trip took us two hours and we arrived at 10:30pm on Gerald's doorstep.