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Wet Weekend?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by JulesAtCumbria, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. JulesAtCumbria

    JulesAtCumbria Copenworld Regular

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    Been a bit of a rubbish bank holiday weekend, eh? Two weeks' worth of rain in a day? Well, for those of you in the south of England, my very wet commiserations - COS IT'S BEEN A STUNNER OOP NORTH! Today was wall-to-wall sunshine (The Silloth Carnival looked a tad drier than Notting Hill!). But I digress .... it was a great opportunity to do a job I've been putting off for a day like today and dealing with the all-important rubber seals on dear old Neville.

    Trustafox's "Dotage" thread throws up the vitality of this site - without it, I wouldn't be doing today's job at all cos I wouldn't have known its importance nor what I needed to sort it. GUMMI PFLEGE! No, not a Germanic encouragement to "remove oneself to another place" but a wonderfully easy rubber protector to apply. So, if this stuff is new to you, I'd encourage you to shell out for some (I'm sure other brands are available, but heaven knows what they're called) and keep all those rubber door and roof seals nice and supple.

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  2. Number6

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    I have a tube of Gummi in my car! It's great stuff, helps with the roof rattle a bit and helped rejuvenate the rubber seals all around the weatherstripping.
     
  3. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    I visited Silloth last week during a four night trip to the Dumfries and Galloway area. We stayed at Gretna so a couple of hours in Silloth then a trip down the coast road to Maryport seemed a good idea. It really is a very nice part of the country and should have far more tourists that it gets.
    The big disappointment in silloth though was the newsagent didn't do the ice cream where they put a block of ice cream into a press like device and press it into a cornet. They had that bloody mister whippy stuff instead. I'm finished with silloth now. :)
     
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  4. JulesAtCumbria

    JulesAtCumbria Copenworld Regular

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    Wow! DaG in West Cumbria - what an honour! Had we known the red carpet would have been ready to go ... well, at least it would have led to Twentyman's famous ice cream emporium in Allonby, a mile or two up the road from Silloth, with loads of wondrous flavours to choose from: Malteasers, Nutella, Creme Brûlée, Coconut & Raspberry, Thunder & Lightning and many more! Took the grandchildren to the beach there this very afternoon, with glorious views across the Solway to Dumfries and Galloway. Maryport has undergone a transformation in the past few years - the harbour front now resembles a Norwegian fishing village with delightful residences painted in a variety of pastel colours. It's the town our eldest does his doctoring in!

    Don't write it off, DaG - come back another time!!
     
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  5. hiramscodd

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    Looks good stuff ,will have to be on the look out for some.

    Just returned from Silloth ,(small world) Missed the carnival as we were recovering from Solfest over exuberance Hick .
    Totally agree on the weather ,on wed we drove over to the Penrith to Alston A686 road .If any of you guys get the chance go and drive it ,best road i have ever driven,Copen helps as well obviously .

    I will put a post up once i have uploaded the videos and pics.
     
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  6. JulesAtCumbria

    JulesAtCumbria Copenworld Regular

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    Yeah, hiramscodd, really enjoyed your Cumbria tour post, especially those terrific gangster get-ups! :cool: Gutted that I didn't park Neville next to your little black number so they could have a natter (or 'crack' as it's called in Cumbria! :talking: ) Glad the weather was fabbo for you and magic that you enjoyed the drive so much - just made for the magic little Copen.

    Come back sometime! :clap:
     
  7. DaG

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    We actually stopped off at Allonby at a pub hotel on the coast road. I think it was called Baywatch because I was disappointed when Pamela Anderson didn't serve me. :)
    We wanted to stop at Maryport but couldn't get parked anywhere. We usually park in the harbour area near where they built that massive galleon themed play area. Instead we just went down to Workington then came back up via Wigton a place I haven't visited for many years. It hadn't changed, sadly.
    BTW, the Indian restaurant on Maryport harbour is pretty good, or It was when I was in there a few years back. The service was quick which might have been because we were the only customers.
    I like the Maryport, Cockermouth area of Cumbria. There used to be a very nice B&B at Dearham which was a great spot to stay for either exploring the lakes or the coastal area from silloth to Barrow. The B&B shut though so its a few years since I've been over that way.
     
  8. JulesAtCumbria

    JulesAtCumbria Copenworld Regular

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    I love the way that Cumbria has been visited by wonderful little Copens this summer - they're a rare sight on the county's roads, and there's me hopping up and down with childish excitement if I see one. :clap:

    DaG! Baywatch!! I love that pub - great sports memorabilia all round the walls, including the stuff that's upside down :rofl: which, when you decipher it, is encouarging a donation! :wondering: I'm really sorry you missed Pamela - she's only behind the bar during months with an "M" in them. Shame. :cry: Can't believe you missed the ice cream emporium - bang next to Baywatch and a devil to drag the kids away from when yer looking for a crafty drink! :lipssealed:

    Next time you drop into Maryport and want to park in the harbour area, look out for The Wave which is this ace new centre with free parking - the harbour is two minutes' walk from there. I agree, DaG, this area of West Cumbria is little visited and a delightfully overlooked little corner of the country. Honoured to have your feet tread the county's earth!! :cool:
     
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