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Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON

Posted: Mon 31 Mar, 2014 20:17
by Ragtop
Is anyone interested in another Kent Cruise? I haven't had the time to sort out a different route so it will be the same route as in the past. Starting point is BP fuel station at Blue Boys TN12 7HE.

We meet at 9am departing 9.30 and head to Dungeness for tea/coffee and hopefully we will be able to see the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch train. For those who need to burn off energy, there is a lighthouse to climb up if open.

We then head off to the lunch venue Crown Point Inn TN15 0HB with a stop on the way at Headcorn Aerodrome time permitting. It is estimated getting to Crown Point Inn at 1.30.

This is a link to the route. https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=20 ... dg=feature

Estimated miles about 105. :drive

Please post below if interested and indicate if you require lunch.

Confirmed

Ragtop - Ron & Gail ---- Lunch x 2
Burrie - Dave & Sue ---- Lunch x 2
Exocet - Ian & Debbie ---- Lunch x 2
Zedona - Larry & Penny ---Lunch x 2
BrianBZ1 - Brian & Sue ---Lunch x 2
Playgary - Gary & Elain -----Lunch x 2
Marco Z3 - Marco & Angie ---Lunch x 2
Alan W - Alan & Sue -------Lunch x 2
leach 62 - Jim -------Lunch
Mac The Tank - Mac -------Lunch x 2
HighSharpe- Shrijit -------------Lunch
TheSurveyor

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Wed 02 Apr, 2014 22:09
by Exocet
Hi,

Debbie & I are up for the cruise.
2 lunches please.

Ian

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Thu 03 Apr, 2014 10:22
by Alan W
Will let you know a little bit nearer the time Ron...

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Thu 03 Apr, 2014 10:43
by Ragtop
Ok Alan no problem.

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Fri 04 Apr, 2014 09:09
by Burrie
Thanks for organising Ron, it's a really enjoyable cruise. We're really looking forward to it. Dave & Sue

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Sat 05 Apr, 2014 11:21
by Mac The Tank
Hey,
Getting the zed back out of hibernation, so will let you know a little closer to the time if I may. It would be the longest run she's ever done if we do come! :D

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Sat 05 Apr, 2014 12:02
by Ragtop
Mac The Tank wrote:Hey,
Getting the zed back out of hibernation, so will let you know a little closer to the time if I may. It would be the longest run she's ever done if we do come! :D


Hi Mac I see you still have super low mileage on your Zed. Remember the Surrey/Sussex cruise back in 2011. Hope you can make the Kent cruise next month.

Image :drive

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Sat 05 Apr, 2014 14:34
by Mac The Tank
Hehe, yeah that was a nice run out! Still a fair weather lady is our zed!

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Sun 06 Apr, 2014 09:34
by Zedona
Hi Ron
Larry & Penny will be there "emergencies excepted"
and catch up with the news :D

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Sun 06 Apr, 2014 10:18
by Ragtop
Burrie, Exocet, and Zedona added to the confirmed list. We are looking forward to meeting you all again for another Zed convoy through the Kent countryside. :drive

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Mon 07 Apr, 2014 21:22
by BrianBZ1
Hi Ron,
Sue and myself will be there,look forward to it provided the weather is ok.

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Mon 07 Apr, 2014 21:35
by Ragtop
BrianBZ1 wrote:Hi Ron,
Sue and myself will be there,look forward to it provided the weather is ok.


Hi Brian look forward to seeing you & Sue again. Would you be staying for lunch as I have to make a booking at the pub letting them know the numbers. It's possible there will be another Z1 on the cruise, he will let me know nearer the time.

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Mon 07 Apr, 2014 21:56
by BrianBZ1
HI Ron,
Yes please put us down for lunch.
Thanks Brian

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Tue 08 Apr, 2014 11:02
by pingu
It's a long way to go for me, but if I can get a job down there, I'll just turn up :D .

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Wed 09 Apr, 2014 10:50
by Ragtop
pingu wrote:It's a long way to go for me, but if I can get a job down there, I'll just turn up :D .


You will be very welcome Pingu. :drive

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Sat 12 Apr, 2014 11:00
by Marco Z3
Hi All,

Thanks for organizing this. Me and my friend Angie would like to join this trip if possible. This will be my first, I am new in the forum :oops: . I live in South East London. Got my Z3 last August. Love it ! :o

Lookd forward to meeting Z lovers ! :wave

Thanks,

Marco


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Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Mon 14 Apr, 2014 00:33
by Ragtop
Good to have you and Angie on the cruise with us Marco. Always good to have new cruisers join us. You will be among other like minded Zed owners. :drive

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Sun 20 Apr, 2014 15:04
by Marco Z3
Thank you very much ! Cant wait !

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Thu 24 Apr, 2014 21:46
by Daz
Hi,

Hels and I may bring Charlotte along at some point. At the very least we will pop into the Crown Point as we only live round the corner in Wrotham.

Came across a couple of you last year leaving the CP and was disappointed that we had missed all the fun!

Regards,

Daz & Charlotte (Imola Z3M with lots of Schnitzer for those not in the know)

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Tue 29 Apr, 2014 21:15
by Alan W
Hi Ron, sorry about the delay.. can you put me down (Alan and Sue) and will require lunch please.

Many thanks

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Wed 30 Apr, 2014 08:42
by Ragtop
Daz wrote:Hi,

Hels and I may bring Charlotte along at some point. At the very least we will pop into the Crown Point as we only live round the corner in Wrotham.

Came across a couple of you last year leaving the CP and was disappointed that we had missed all the fun!

Regards,

Daz & Charlotte (Imola Z3M with lots of Schnitzer for those not in the know)
Hi Daz

We remember you in our rear view mirror last year. It would be good to see you at some point on the cruise, either at the start, Dungeness, Headcorn or at the Crown Point.

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Wed 30 Apr, 2014 08:43
by Ragtop
Alan W wrote:Hi Ron, sorry about the delay.. can you put me down (Alan and Sue) and will require lunch please.

Many thanks
Hi Alan

Good to have you along. It will be good to meet you and Sue. Will update the list when I get back from holiday.

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Fri 02 May, 2014 13:22
by Ragtop
List now updated. :drive :drive :drive :drive :drive :drive :drive :drive

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Sat 03 May, 2014 09:14
by Burrie
Welcome home Ron & Gail, the holiday looked amazing, looking forward to seeing everyone. Should be a good turnout :drive :drive :drive :drive :drive :drive :drive :drive

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Sat 03 May, 2014 18:09
by leach62
Hi Ron

Apologies for the late entrance but would love to come along next Sunday and if it is not messing you about too much lunch would be good but understand if it is too late.

Regards Jim

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Sat 03 May, 2014 18:30
by Ragtop
leach62 wrote:Hi Ron

Apologies for the late entrance but would love to come along next Sunday and if it is not messing you about too much lunch would be good but understand if it is too late.

Regards Jim


That's fine Jim, is lunch for one or two. I will ring the pub when you reply as I have only booked a table for 16.

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Sat 03 May, 2014 21:19
by Mac The Tank
Sorry for the delay here too; can we be added to the confirmed list please!
2x with lunches
:drive :drive

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Sat 03 May, 2014 23:15
by Ragtop
Added you Mac. I will ring the pub tomorrow to see if they can reserve more seats, fingers crossed, it is a very popular pub.

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Sun 04 May, 2014 07:32
by leach62
Morning Ron

Lunch for one please.

Regards Jim

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Sun 04 May, 2014 10:34
by Ragtop
Lunch all sorted managed to increase booking to 19. :D

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Sun 04 May, 2014 11:05
by Mac The Tank
Thanks Ragtop!

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Sun 04 May, 2014 18:36
by leach62
Thanks Ron

Regards Jim

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Wed 07 May, 2014 08:33
by Ragtop
A forum member has asked me how to upload the route to a Sat. Nav. Does anyone know how to do this?

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Wed 07 May, 2014 09:30
by Davejue1
Hi, you will need to set the route up on an ITN file and then It can be downloaded to your Tomtom or garmin device, only certain models will accept the files tho so you'd need to check which model they have. :)

Cheers
Dave

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Wed 07 May, 2014 10:29
by Mac The Tank
Maybe if you plot the route on Google maps, then we can help with the various TomTom/Garmin/Waze files from that.

I'm happy to help out if needed :nerd:

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Wed 07 May, 2014 17:46
by Alan W
Well the weather forecast is looking pretty crap for the cruise, sunny spells with showers all day, looks like it will be a roof up event!! I know the pub is booked but seriously.. would it be better to put it off to a weekend when the weather is fine, there is a hot spell on the way according to the press...

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Wed 07 May, 2014 18:05
by Ragtop
Alan W wrote:Well the weather forecast is looking pretty crap for the cruise, sunny spells with showers all day, looks like it will be a roof up event!! I know the pub is booked but seriously.. would it be better to put it off to a weekend when the weather is fine, there is a hot spell on the way according to the press...


Hi Alan, yes I am watching the weather and as you say it doesn't look good at the moment. I will wait until Friday evening as the weather forecasters are useless at predicting more than 3 days ahead.

If the forecast is the same on Friday evening we will have to cancel and run it another day as I would want the cruise to be a roof down event.

So if everyone could check this thread on Friday evening, I will post a off or on update.

If its cancelled this Sunday we will try and run it next Sunday.

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Wed 07 May, 2014 21:15
by Titan
Come on Ron
You've got to do better
The weather was crap last time I came down!
Think I'll go to Scarborough instead
At least it's not so far to get home [SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND SMILING EYES]

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Wed 07 May, 2014 22:27
by Mac The Tank
Mac The Tank wrote:Maybe if you plot the route on Google maps, then we can help with the various TomTom/Garmin/Waze files from that.

I'm happy to help out if needed :nerd:
Should have read the initial post properly...

Original KML File
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?dg=feat ... 9e4f91b30b

ASC File (Garmin)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cbl4srces6cnp ... il2013.asc

ITN File (TomTom)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/77sa7e9fmcv4o ... verted.itn

Now I don't own a suitable device that will import these, so if there's anything wrong with them; don't blame me!! :lol:

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Wed 07 May, 2014 22:41
by Ragtop
Thanks Mac for that useful Information I'm sure that will be helpful to people with those devices. :thumb:

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Wed 07 May, 2014 22:47
by Ragtop
Titan wrote:Come on Ron
You've got to do better
The weather was crap last time I came down!
Think I'll go to Scarborough instead
At least it's not so far to get home [SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND SMILING EYES]


Yes I remember that weekend Terry, although we did do most of the driving with our roofs down. I couldn't really cancel that cruise as you had come down all the way from Yorkshire. :)

Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Fri 09 May, 2014 16:46
by Titan
If it's raining down there, get yersen up 'ere lad.
It's lovely.
Look [EYES]
Image

Sorry about poor foto - shooting through glass.

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Fri 09 May, 2014 19:22
by Ragtop
Mega sunny down here Terry, bit windy, Sunday looks better than it did a couple of days ago.

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014

Posted: Fri 09 May, 2014 19:27
by Ragtop
Sunday's weather looks better than it did a few days ago, it should be mostly bright with a possibility of an odd shower.

So in view of the improved weather forecast the Kent Cruise will go ahead unless the forecast changes drastically.

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON

Posted: Fri 09 May, 2014 20:14
by Alan W
Great, look forward to meeting everyone and seeing their cars :)

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON

Posted: Fri 09 May, 2014 20:18
by Mac The Tank
whoop whoop!
:drive

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON

Posted: Fri 09 May, 2014 22:10
by Titan
Ragtop wrote:Sunday's weather looks better than it did a few days ago, it should be mostly bright with a possibility of an odd shower.
Odd shower?
That will be you lot then !
Hope you manage a great day
Even if the weather goes bad I'm sure lunch and the company will be brill

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON

Posted: Fri 09 May, 2014 23:05
by Alan W
All cleaned and ready for the cruise...

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Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON

Posted: Sat 10 May, 2014 15:01
by Thesurveyor
I'm in Dartford;
first I thought I was busy, then I wasn't, then I almost swapped the z for a Z3M, and then I didn't.
So now I am free and have a clean Z3 with a hard top on so if it's all the same with everyone else I will come along.
Don't require lunch since have a bit of a do to go to later.

Re: Kent Cruise Sunday 11th May 2014 CRUISE ON

Posted: Sat 10 May, 2014 15:14
by Ragtop
Hi Surveyor your welcome to come along. You could have lunch if you change your mind as another couple can't come. Be interesting to hear about your possible upgrade to a Z3M.