|Big bro and myself at Luton|
|The mighty Peugeot 107.|
We were treated to fish and chips for lunch, then all too soon we had to hit the road to visit other rallies in Scarborough, on the coast of North Yorkshire. Our travel mostly relied on my phone and Google Maps – when my mobile charger failed to charge and the battery died halfway to Scarborough, we were quite up the creek! So there we were, pootling along the motorway, with Dave hanging across the back desperately pulling the boot apart in order to get to my laptop to charge the phone.
|Freddie Gilroy statue|
|Scarborough marina from the castle|
|Tractor for pulling the rescue boat up the beach|
|Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough|
|Originally built in 657, destroyed in 1540 by Henry VIII.|
|Halifax tail gun|
|Not so tall next to a Tall Boy bomb|
|Me in the pilots seat of a Canberra|
|A chinese steam train, huge! Given to China by the English in the 30s?, captured and used by Japan during the war, then gifted to the UK by China in the 80s.|
|Cut away steam train|
In the evening we wandered by the city walls of York and walked the Shambles, a cute little shopping area. We had dinner at a very attentive Indian restaurant then drove on to spend the night south of York, in Silby.
|The Shambles in York|
|Turns out R101, a classic British Blimp, was built here.|
The most interesting part of the Shuttleworth Collection was the workshop, where a couple of blokes were hard at work restoring a Spitfire. Dave got to chatting with a guy about spars and rivets and I zoned out a bit, but it was fascinating to hear and see how much work goes in to restoring and keeping these planes flying!
|The workshop at Shuttleworth|
|Dave and I were fascinated by the nuclear power stations too.|
|Carlton Towers, a manor we spotted enroute to the Shuttleworth Collection.|
Bedford itself, frankly it didn’t seem worthy of having a van named after it. A forgettable black hole we weren’t too upset about leaving when we returned to Luton destined for Amsterdam the next morning.
That’s the UK leg of the trip. Great to spend some quality time with Dave and explore more of the UK. To finish this off, here are some amusingly named businesses and establishments we came across:
|The Golden Ball|