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Nov 9th, 2016, 09:13 PM
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You have to remember I grew up in England. I remember going on holiday to Bude from B'ham in the late 60's and having to split the journey over night because it was too far for a 1 day journey, mostly due to few motorways at that time.
I spent almost every childhood holiday in Devon, Cornwall, or Dorset apart from a few cold, wet holidays in north Wales.
I know that there are many marvelous country lanes that have tall hedges and you have to reverse to let other vehicles past.
As some of you will know, seacoast is very far away from Ontario. I want to spend as much time as possible close to the sea. Highclere is not a have to do. We don't need to be in Chichester until July 14.
Janisj-it's not really a lot of driving, I looked at your profile you are in California! There are many places that we would like to see/drive through but don't require an overnight stay.
PalenQ-we aren't American, however I do agree driving for a 2-3 hours a day is not an issue.
An issue I have frequently found with travel forums is the idea that one must get to know an area in depth. After 40 years of living within 40 minutes drive of downtown Toronto, Ontario I have no desire to get to know the many suburban areas of the city. I live there and it isn't interesting
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Nov 9th, 2016, 11:42 PM
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wandering- did you not say that you didn't want any one-night stands? The itinerary I worked out doesn't have any, but does have a series or 2-3 night stops. That is hardly getting to know an area in depth. Is that not what you want?

And did you read my profile? - you'll see that I live in Cornwall. I hadn't appreciated that you want to stay by the sea [did you say that before?] so perhaps doing a day trip to Port Isaac from Dartmoor is not such a good idea, but if you stay by the sea, something else will have to give.

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Nov 10th, 2016, 07:24 AM
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>>Janisj-it's not really a lot of driving, I looked at your profile you are in California! <<

Yes -- but I lived in the UK for five years and travel back at least 2 and usually three times every year. My guess is I've driven more in rural England than you have. Just sayin'
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Nov 24th, 2016, 05:13 AM
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Thanks for the useful suggestions, haven't revisited this recently due to an unexpected death in the family.
As updates, the Battersea visit is gone, we did not have the actual location for the wedding previously. It is being held at Goodwood house, and rooms for guests have been booked for the evening before the wedding and the 2 days after.
After serious thought we have also removed the New Forest from our plans.
Annhig-apologies my reference to 'getting to know an area in depth' belongs to another conversation on a different website,
We have a workable plan
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Nov 24th, 2016, 08:46 AM
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Annhig-apologies my reference to 'getting to know an area in depth' belongs to another conversation on a different website,>>

thanks, but no need to apologise, wanderingcanadian - and condolences on you loss.

I am glad that you've now got a workable plan and staying at Goodwood for the wedding should make it extra special.

Hope you have a great trip!
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Nov 24th, 2016, 10:38 AM
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PQ -- please don't lecture me about driving. Look at my profile photo>

Where was I lecturing you about your driving - If you think so you were wrong -just a different opinion which as usual you don't seem to like? I was offering a different opinion - what's wrong with that? In no way would I lecture you about anything, especially your driving which I know nudding about?

Was not -just saying a day's driving with some stops could be done. It's not a marathon.
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Nov 24th, 2016, 10:52 AM
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wanderingcanadian: Sorry for your loss, hope you can have a wonderful trip.


Drop it PQ. The OP has changed their plans . . .
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Nov 24th, 2016, 11:17 PM
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Profile photo was blank.... LOL ?
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Feb 4th, 2018, 07:45 AM
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It worked just fine,
Gatwick to Canterbury for 3 nights, did the River tour, saw the cathedral, did a lot of walking around the old city centre, visited Dover Castle
Canterbury to Eastbourne 2 nights,visited Rye on the way, a lovely small place, walked along the Eastbourne seafront, hiked at Beachey Head, then it rained so we drove back to the B&B via Alfriston, another lovely small place
From Eastbourne to Henfield to have lunch with an elderly relative, then overnight in Collingbourne Kingston, just a place to stay, but small and pretty.
Next day Avebury, then drove to Birmingham, stayed with relatives for 2 nights, visited the Black Country Museum in Dudley, my family is from the Black Country, watched part of a cricket match in Edgbaston
Next day drove to Bodmin Moor and stayed overnight at the Jamaica inn, it was the only long drive.
Next day went to Port Isaac, wandered around the village, it is very similar to how I remember it when I was there as a child, but much busier,then drove to Brixham for a 4 night stay,
From Brixham we visited Dartmoor, Kent's Cavern's in Torquay and walked to Berry Head nature reserve, walked along the harbour from our B&B into town several times for evening meals and looking at the town, the Harbour walk is a great way to avoid traffic.
Then Brixham to Bridport via Lyme Regis, the old mill there is fascinating
2 nights Bridport, from our B&B we visited Charmouth and spent a lot of time wandering around the beach, walked around Seaton and Burton Bradstock
Next day to Salisbury via the Swannery at Abbotsbury,a very interesting place to visit, this was the only rainy day, we arrived in Salisbury in pouring rain, visited the cathedral before going to a B&B for one night.
Next day to Chichester for 2 nights, day 1 had a wonderful time walking around the old town, and the Roman walls, also went to Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens, next day we went to the Portsmouth Historic dockyards by bus from Chichester, next day went to Bosham, then to Goodwood for 2 nights and the wedding, 1 night back in Chichester, next day to Gatwick for flight home.
The only thing i would have changed was staying in Salisbury overnight, mostly because the B&B though historic a 1000 yr old mill, and in a lovely location was a bit of a dud.
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May 27th, 2018, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by wanderingcanadian View Post

As some of you will know, seacoast is very far away from Ontario.
Toronto, Ontario to Fundy National Park, New Brunswick: 15 hour drive, about 1500 km (okay, in fairness probably more than 15 hours.).

Toronto, Ontario to Port Isacc, Cornwall: 10 hour flight to Newquay airport (via LGW), 1/2 hour drive from Newquay.

You're going a bit out of your way to see beautiful seacoast...
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May 28th, 2018, 03:07 AM
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The family wedding was a good excuse for a seaside holiday, but have also been coast to coast in Canada more than once and Yes I have driven to Prince Rupert from Toronto!
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