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June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Fri 18 Apr, 2014 11:09
by Ci
Hi Dorset Zed owners and neighbours. Why not join up for a Dorset Sea Run on Sat 14 June? Starting with breakfast/coffee at Compton Abbas airfield SP5 5AP, Zig Zag, cross country to Milton Abbas - Hambro Arms lunch DT11 0BP, then a run to the coast Burton Bradstock, Abbotsbury, coss country inland to Tolpuddle - Martyrs Inn DT2 7ES. Spectacular. Airport cafe opens at 9.30 I'll be up there then. Zig Zag begins at 10.30...

Please post below if confirm/interested in joining and how many for lunch, colour of car...
cheers Ci

Confirmed
Ci lunch Z3 1.9 1998 silver
Nick lunch Porsche
Alfie lunch Z3 M S54 2001 red
Bazza1966 lunch Z3 2.8 1998 black
mwpe poss + 1 lunch Z3 2001 black
Z3Jeremy lunch Z3 1.9 2000 slate grey
Mint + 1 lunch Z3 2.2 2002 blue
Phil and Marise lunch Z3 M S54 2001 black
Rosewellian + 1 lunch Z3 1.9 1999 topaz blue
J R + 1 lunch either Z3 2.8 1998 red or Z4 E89 3.0 grey
Cathia777 + 1 lunch Z3 2.8 2000 topaz blue
BMWilliams poss + 1 lunch Z3 2.0 2000 topaz blue

Interested
Wessex poss
indizee poss

Re: Calling Dorset Z3 owners and neighbours

Posted: Fri 18 Apr, 2014 13:34
by Ragtop
Hi Ci we would love to come on your cruise but are only available the weekend of 7th 8th of June.

Our first Zed cruise was with you a few years ago when we had our Atlanta Blue Zed, and that inspired us to organise our own cruises in Kent/Sussex.

Would love to join you on the date you choose if we can.

The Lepe via Beaulieu route sounds lovely. :D

Re: Calling Dorset Z3 owners and neighbours

Posted: Fri 18 Apr, 2014 18:48
by Alfie
Hey Ci...

Alfie, Di and RED would be interested, date dependent.
We're in Bridport Harbour.....

A.

Re: Calling Dorset Z3 owners and neighbours

Posted: Fri 18 Apr, 2014 19:26
by bazza1966
It's about time somebody kicked this of, have been waiting for a Dorset cruise for two about years, so me + wife & Zelda would be very interested, has anybody thought about the car on the quay Poole? Friday nights they hold a sports car night?
and doe's anybody fancy a Sunday pub meet during the day or meeting up in the evening perhaps? I've seen plenty of Zed's about in the Verwood / Ringwood area's surely we must be able to start a summer meeting point/cruise.
We went on a weekend trip to Devon a couple of weeks ago with another Z-site 14 cars attended Z4 + Z3 had a brilliant time cruising around the Devon country side I would recommend it.

Bazza (part of the East Dorset roadsters) :) Verwood

Re: Calling Dorset Z3 owners and neighbours

Posted: Fri 18 Apr, 2014 20:19
by bazza1966

Re: Calling Dorset Z3 owners and neighbours

Posted: Sat 19 Apr, 2014 13:49
by bazza1966
Hi, Alfie
Lovely looking Zed you have their :D post some pic's

Bazza

Re: Calling Dorset Z3 owners and neighbours

Posted: Sat 19 Apr, 2014 13:51
by Alfie
bazza1966 wrote:...a weekend trip to Devon a couple of weeks ago with another Z-site...
Didn't see that mentioned on here.
Shame. :(

A.

Re: Calling Dorset Z3 owners and neighbours

Posted: Sat 19 Apr, 2014 18:16
by bazza1966
Alfie sorry this was with another lot of Zedders will let you know if your interested next time :(

Bazza

Re: Calling Dorset Z3 owners and neighbours

Posted: Sun 20 Apr, 2014 09:41
by Z3Jeremy
Hello there Ci, would definitely be interested in joining you folks on a Z3 run.I live in Tincleton (near Dorchester) and yes we are spoilt for choice for great driving routes and fabulous scenery, maybe incorporate coast road from Bridport to Abbotsbury with views of the chesil bank, fleet lagoon, portland going west to east or golden cap and a panorama of chesil and lyme bay the other way. Good for Z3 spotting round my way so gimme a wave M7 FEG!! Can recommend Kings Arms at Portesham on the above route, Sunday afternoons - live music, real ale, lovely beergarden too..

regards all, Jeremy.

Re: June 14 - Sea Run Dorset

Posted: Sun 20 Apr, 2014 17:03
by Ci
OK date and route sorted - Saturday 14 June and the route outlined at the top. Let me know if interested and how many in each car for numbers etc. cheers Ci

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Sun 20 Apr, 2014 19:12
by Alfie
Ok, cheers Ci.
It's in the diary.
Looking forward to seeing you again after a few years!

If you're looking for a lunch venue, I can arrange a free private car park and very decent pub lunch/carvery in West Bay....

A.

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Mon 21 Apr, 2014 09:14
by Phil
Might well be up for this Nick.

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Mon 21 Apr, 2014 10:57
by Ci
So Zed owners the Dorset Sea Run is ON for Sat 14 June. We'll start off at the airfield at Compton Abbas for breakfast/coffee early. Zig Zag then depart for Milton Abbas, lunch. After we fly to Burton Bradstock, coast road, Abbotsbury, inland accross country and end up for tea and farewells in Tolpuddle. Plenty of fabulous views, good driving and good company. So if you want to join let me know: how many, a contact, and colour of car etc...cheers Ci

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Mon 21 Apr, 2014 11:34
by Alfie
Phil wrote:Might well be up for this.....
Hey Phil...
It's a bit of a trek for you guys, but it'd be great to see you!
Let me know if you want me to arrange accommodation for you in lovely West Bay... :D

A.

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Mon 21 Apr, 2014 16:10
by Phil
Got an hotel in mind near Shaftsbury. Best Western and I have enough points for a free night.

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Mon 21 Apr, 2014 16:41
by Ci
Anyone a member of ZR.org? Please put a link through re this run. Thanks Ci

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Mon 21 Apr, 2014 20:34
by Phil
It's on .org now.

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Mon 21 Apr, 2014 21:45
by bazza1966
Hi, All
We will definitely be attending Zelda Bazza + Jan lets hope for good weather and maybe a couple of other .org members as well. :) (still you only need two for a cruise :lol: )
Ci
Colour Black 2.8 1998

077865 16413

Bazza

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Mon 21 Apr, 2014 22:16
by Alfie
Phil wrote:Got an hotel in mind near Shaftsbury. Best Western and I have enough points for a free night.
:roll:
Tightwad.

:lol:
A.

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Mon 21 Apr, 2014 23:21
by Mint
Might be up for this. Be good to meet up with some more forum members :) Will have a chat with Mrs Mint……

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Tue 22 Apr, 2014 10:15
by Ci
Hi Here is the website address of the airfield at Compton Abbas - to whet the tastebuds...
www.abbasair.com
Ci :)

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Tue 22 Apr, 2014 17:03
by Phil
Alfie wrote:
Phil wrote:Got an hotel in mind near Shaftsbury. Best Western and I have enough points for a free night.
:roll:
Tightwad.

:lol:
A.
I've got 70,000 points amassed over the years and this seems like an ideal opportunity to use some of them. :oops:

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Tue 22 Apr, 2014 19:15
by bazza1966
Phil do it you can't beat a weekend away in the Zed :wink:

Bazza

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Tue 22 Apr, 2014 20:29
by bazza1966
Mint

you know you want to :lol:

Bazza

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Wed 23 Apr, 2014 14:34
by mwpe
This sounds good, count me in.
Black Z3 2001, maybe +1.

Image

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Wed 23 Apr, 2014 21:10
by Mint
bazza1966 wrote:Mint, you know you want to :lol: Bazza
I know I know I want to and I'm just working on Mrs Mint :D

Looking promising...

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Thu 24 Apr, 2014 20:59
by Z3Jeremy
Howdy Ci, Excellent! sounds perfect so put me down as a definite and will let you know nearer the time re.a plus one yes, Thankyou, have a good weekend - Jeremy.

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Fri 25 Apr, 2014 19:16
by bazza1966
Pretty Please Pauline :roll: I'll buy you a cake :)

Bazza

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Sat 26 Apr, 2014 12:09
by Ci
Hi readers - I was up near Milton Abbas two days ago, on sunny Thursday and while driving down the valley to Whitechurch it struck me that this drive will not disappoint both drivers, and passengers! You'll appreciate both varied driving and 'the magnificent green waves' of Dorset's countryside... and meet fellow Zeddites. Ci :wink:

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Sat 26 Apr, 2014 22:54
by Wessex
ZigZag Hill road is very pot holed CI, Might not want to do any spirited driving along there.

Sorry I've not replied to your emails, very busy with Golf & work at present to commit. Keep in touch.

Not many drivers waving in and around Verwood. :(

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Sat 26 Apr, 2014 23:18
by Mint
bazza1966 wrote:Pretty Please Pauline :roll: I'll buy you a cake :) Bazza
OK Ci, negotiations complete so we're definitely coming on this. :) :) (Bazza - Pauline hopes its a big cake :D )

As it's a fair way for us we're coming down on Friday, any recommendations for a hotel nearby?

Mint +1 for lunch, Z3, 2.2, Blue

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Sun 27 Apr, 2014 06:54
by bazza1966
Hi Wessex drove down ZigZag about 3 weeks ago they have re-surfaced most of it :!: hope they have finished by now, what car have you got colour :!: as if I
see any Zed on the road my arms leave the steering wheel automatically in Verwood or any other area.

Pauline I promise you will not be able to eat it all :lol: Mint Looks like another member will be staying at The Best Western near Shaftsbury if you stay near Shaftsbury be sure to visit Golden Hill lovely tea room at the top
this is famous for the boy riding down on his bike in the Hovis advert, It will be good to see you again :) .

Bazza

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Sun 27 Apr, 2014 09:38
by Wessex
Hi Bazza, it's a silver 2.8 automatic. The reg looks like BONGO hence it's name.

I usually wave when approaching ZZZs but not all respond. I'll look out for you.

My step daughter damaged a wheel in a pothole on ZZ hill recently although my wife confirms they have now repaired a lot of the holes.

CI, Carole is busy on the 14th but I may be free. I'll let you know nearer the time.

Peter.

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Sun 27 Apr, 2014 13:45
by bazza1966
Peter if you don't get to go on the run we will have to meet up some time as speaking to CI we are thinking of just doing some
pub runs / meets :D when the summer arrives maybe the odd Friday night or Sunday lunch what do you think :) I recon we have about 5 Zeds in Verwood? let alone the surrounding area,
these would be a last minute thing thou nothing to formal or arranged, we would exchange numbers and just call each other when you need a Zed fix. :lol:

Bazza

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Sun 27 Apr, 2014 16:19
by Ci
Hi Mint
This Dorset is worth a long drive. You guys will not be disappointed. Lots to see Ci :rtm:
eg The village of Milton Abbas dates back to 1773 when building commenced at the instruction of Lord Milton as part of the transfer of the old town of Middleton originally located within the grounds of Milton Abbey.

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Mon 28 Apr, 2014 09:45
by indizee
Hi Im hoping to be camping around that time in the New Forest. So I will keep an eye on this thread as Id like to come along if it coincides with my holiday. :)

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Wed 30 Apr, 2014 17:54
by Ci
Hi everyone
Was fine tuning the end of the run this afternoon around Dorchester; rather fine countryside in bloom too. On my way home I saw a metallic Blue roadster going the other way stuck behind a tractor near Bere Regis. I was going to wave, then I realised I was in my Mini! :dunce:
Anybody want to try out the run for me?? Let me know/PM and I'll email it over. Would appreciate this...
cheers Ci

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Thu 01 May, 2014 03:39
by Alfie
Looks like Mrs A. isn't able to swop shifts for that day so she probably can't make this cruise :( , but myself and RED are very much looking forward to it!

If I can find a few hours, I'll happily run the route in advance for you.
It'd be a good excuse to let RED off the leash for a while! :twisted:
I'll PM you my email....

Cheers.
A.

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Thu 01 May, 2014 09:37
by Ci
Thank you Alfie... what a star. Go on a nice dry day + Mrs A so she won't miss?
cheers - Ci

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Thu 01 May, 2014 13:56
by Mint
Hi Ci, what sort of time will we be meeting at the airfield for brekky? :)

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Thu 01 May, 2014 16:28
by Ci
Hi Mint
Airport cafe starts serving at 9.30. I'll be up there from 9.30. Any time after, for coffee only say 9.45/10? Leave for ZigZag at 10.30...
cheers Ci

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Thu 01 May, 2014 16:55
by Mint
Brilliant thanks Ci

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Thu 01 May, 2014 18:01
by bazza1966
Hi, All sorry been quiet but internet been down :head: Ci hoping to do the run myself over this bank holiday will let you know how it goes.

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Fri 02 May, 2014 10:19
by Phil
I'm a definite now - hotel booked for the previous night.
Looking forward to seeing some old friends again.

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Fri 02 May, 2014 10:50
by Ci
Hi there Phil
Glad you can join us. And 'thank you' to all those who are driving such a long way to join us, in this so special county... :colourful:
Ci

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Fri 02 May, 2014 11:17
by Phil
Mint wrote:
bazza1966 wrote:Pretty Please Pauline :roll: I'll buy you a cake :) Bazza
OK Ci, negotiations complete so we're definitely coming on this. :) :) (Bazza - Pauline hopes its a big cake :D )

As it's a fair way for us we're coming down on Friday, any recommendations for a hotel nearby?

Mint +1 for lunch, Z3, 2.2, Blue

We've booked into the Royal Chase Hotel at Shaftsbury as its close to Stourhead where we will be on Friday. Its about 4 miles from the start.

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Fri 02 May, 2014 11:46
by Ci
Phil
Stourhead is magic. What a treatworthy w/e...!
Ci

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Fri 02 May, 2014 15:03
by Phil
Looking forward to it. :)

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Tue 06 May, 2014 19:24
by bazza1966
(bump) A niece little group for a cruise :) looking forward to this :lol:

Re: June 14 - Dorset Sea Run

Posted: Tue 06 May, 2014 21:59
by Mint
Phil wrote:We've booked into the Royal Chase Hotel at Shaftsbury as its close to Stourhead where we will be on Friday.
When I tried to book in the Royal Chase it was full :( so we're in the White Hart Hotel in Sturminster Newton.

Really looking forward to meeting old (Bazza) and making some new friends :)
Let's hope the weather is good...