With rain still coming down when we woke this morning and a lack of stable ground and a jack not fit for what was still to be done we decided to stay in Bournemouth and sort things out properly to continue our trip tomorrow.
The first amazing people were the reception staff at The Carrington House Hotel for their ability to find us another room in a full hotel for a night which we hadn't booked. Thank you so much.
The next job was to try to find somebody to fix up old Numbum. We rang many garages but all were busy. Eventually I got a mobile mechanic to take on the job.
Lee Hilton of Get Mobile Mechanics turned up and sorted the job out properly. When it came to payment time he refused any payment as he felt honoured to help us out as his brother Marcus died from Muscular Dystrophy .Lee, thank you so much. You are a star.
Grateful thanks also go to the service team from the Carrington with their help with parts and reattaching the exhaust which was hanging down a bit.
With Numbum taken care of and the rain stopped, Pam & I took a slow saunter into town to try to get my specs repaired properly. That was a successful mission again at no cost.
We popped into a small cafe for a light lunch and were later to be seen sat on a wall munching on apple turnovers. I know how to show a woman a good time!
Later on I was chatting in the smoking shelter and two lovely ladies gave me a donation for Harrison's Fund. Thanks ladies.
Take an old couple and an even older car, add in over 4000 miles of driving and this is the result. This is the story of Numbum's drive round the UK coastline, driven by Owen and ably navigated by Pam. We hope you enjoy the journey. We will.