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by jgurney
31 Aug 2020, 5:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Will wrote:It is the Kingswear Princess ferry in Dartmouth

No, it isn't.
by jgurney
31 Aug 2020, 7:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Cyril Haearn wrote:Somewhere in the Garden of England? Medway?

No, not in Kent. It is in England.
Are there any fictitious light railways set in Kent?
by jgurney
30 Aug 2020, 11:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

OK, a gnomic clue that might particularly appeal to Cyril. The ferry is crossing a river whose headwaters lie in a region noted in children's literature for it's fictitous light railway. Ivor & Merioneth reference? No, this railway appeared only in a book, not on TV, and I don't think Ivor and ...
by jgurney
30 Aug 2020, 11:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

OK, a gnomic clue that might particularly appeal to Cyril. The ferry is crossing a river whose headwaters lie in a region noted in children's literature for it's fictitous light railway.
by jgurney
30 Aug 2020, 11:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reduced Speed Limits
Replies: 80
Views: 2273

Re: Reduced Speed Limits

I can go at 30 on my bicycle but you must keep to 20 in your jaguar - ha ha. Except that, as I said, anyone doing 30 on a bike in a 20 limit would prima facie be exposed to a charge of reckless (or possibly furious, but I'm not sure whether that term is still used) riding. Not necesarily. For a cyc...
by jgurney
29 Aug 2020, 5:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Cyril Haearn wrote:Is it a ferry across the Thames?

Oldjohnw wrote:Tyne ferry?

Neither of those.
by jgurney
29 Aug 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

rotavator wrote:Isle of Wight?

Afraid not.
by jgurney
29 Aug 2020, 11:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

To see if anyone is still out there.... where is this?

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by jgurney
20 Aug 2020, 4:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in narrow lanes
Replies: 102
Views: 2911

Re: Cycling in narrow lanes

Just as well your driver didn't find himself in the situation I was in a couple of weeks ago, Visiting Cornwall my other half decided he wanted to see St. Enodoc church.... as John Betjeman is buried there. This is somewhere I knew well from my cornish family holidays as we frequented Daymer Bay re...
by jgurney
17 Aug 2020, 3:12pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots
Replies: 40
Views: 2014

Re: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

According to this BBC report, a commercial camping site operator in Borrowdale (Lake District) has decided to close due to the behaviour of many of their first-time customers: BBC News - Borrowdale's Stonethwaite Campsite shuts after 'Covid campers' litter https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbr...
by jgurney
17 Aug 2020, 1:45pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 161
Views: 8022

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

is there a legal reason coaches can't have couchettes ? They exist. Megabus operate some on their Aberdeen - Dundee - London overnight route (although I'm not sure whether they are currently suspended due to covid-19). Mirror article about them: https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/megabus-gold-book-chea...
by jgurney
17 Aug 2020, 1:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

No activity for a week. Is the quiz to be declared concluded?
by jgurney
12 Aug 2020, 12:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Book of Trespass
Replies: 101
Views: 2559

Re: The Book of Trespass

Who would decide who had exclusive use? Presumably the landowner Sometimes, but in many cases not. A modern landowner cannot decide to do away with public highways over their property, nor extinguish any rights of common applying to it. Those generally came into existence before anyone now owning l...
by jgurney
11 Aug 2020, 10:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Book of Trespass
Replies: 101
Views: 2559

Re: The Book of Trespass

It comes down to a fundamental philosophical question. By what right does one individual have to exclude the rest of humanity from any particular part of the surface of the planet? Because Parliament have accepted that individuals and bodies corporate can be the freeholders of land, and that such f...
by jgurney
9 Aug 2020, 1:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43907

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Over 4 days since anyone has had a stab at this. My first thought was also Swyre Head, but as it isn't, I now think it is probably on the east coast, and that we might be on the North York Moors again. If that is correct, I would hazard a guess at it is taken from the lane just south of Brotton, lo...