September 15th, 2002


Holiday post number 07

This morning, we went to the tunnel at Par.
This is the tunnel where the scene of Arthur and Slartibartfast in the aircar travelling through the tunnel was filmed ("this may disturb you: it scares the willies out of me") and where Ford, Zaphod and Trillian did the scenes with the peril-sensitive sunglasses and the symbols ("what are these strange symbols?" -- "they must be strange symbols of some kind").
We parked minibus and three cars at one end of the tunnel and walked through. We sent Liam back through the tunnel on Adam's bike to collect the minibus.
We went to the pub for lunch -- ask Simo about the cutlery.
We went to the beach where Marvin danced, where Ford and Arthur launced and beached their raft, and where DNA walked naked into the sea.
Try and guess which of these scenes Simo re-enacted.
Poppy won the wet-T-shirt competition and Sharon (Mrs JonJo) came second.
Then we left. I'm driving to Scotland (I may have said) and most of the rest went to the station to catch a train.
Good weeked. Good company. Good centre. We'll be back.

Holiday post number 08

OK, A30 to Exeter, M5 and M6 to Chester. It can't be hard, can it.
Well, the M5 was awful, so I abandoned ship about half-way between Bristol and Stroud and have holed up for the night at a hotel instead.
The external phone lines in all the rooms seem to be down, so I'm LJ-ing through the mobile handset. I'll get a bill one day and I won't like it. Never mind.
Tomorrow Scotland. Specifically, about half-way between Crianlarich and Tyndrum.
Hey, I've just noticed something. The last two nights have been half-way between Bodmin and St Austel, tonight is half-way between Bristol and Stroud, tomorrow will be half-way between Crianlarich and Tyndrum. I think I've established a pattern.
More tomorrow. Goodnight all.