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Morris Minor, Fenchurch

What I did this weekend

On Saturday I drove down to the Gaspodes' place at Aylesbury for the Odyssey 2010 volunteers' barbecue. After food and chat we watched Doctor Who on the giant projector screen, followed by DVDs until after midnight.

Sunday morning I carried on down to Southwold to meet the invaluable, incomparable, ineffable and rarely incoherent morris1000, who also drives a Morris Minor Traveller and will be coming with us on the AIR. On the way there Fenchurch's clutch wore down sufficiently that I was having trouble changing gear, so I had to spend a few minutes lying on my back on the drive adjusting it to take up the slack (modern cars do this automatically I believe). In hindsight I realise I should be checking how much free-play there is in the pedal at each service, as I hadn't done anything to it since I changed the gearbox last year.

morris1000 and I talked about various things (including all the work he has yet to do on his car before the rally!), then went to see some friends of his and had a ride in their immaculately restored Morris Eight. We had lunch in the local pub, went for a bit of a drive around in Fenchurch, then I had to set off back on the marathon seven-hour trek home up the A14, A1, and M62. Total distance covered over the weekend was around 600-650 miles.


What an array of alliterative superlatives! Thankyou. I'm glad I'm rarely incoherent. I think... 650 miles is pretty good going, but having travelled in Fenchurch, it seems rather more understandable. I think, with an MOT looming, I shall be busy for the next month..

Glad you could make it. See you again on the AIR, hopefully, if not before.