Have you heard of the NC500?
Well…NC stands for North Coast, and it refers to a 500 mile road route that goes around (most of) the North Coast of Scotland. It has had a lot of advertising recently and has become a “thing”. Although to quote some of the people we met there, the road has always been there, it just has better PR now.
Well, we decided this would be an awesome ad-van-ture, we added some more bits on though, and starting in sussex, we did 2000 miles give or take a couple…so NC2K it is!
The other awesome thing about this ad-van-ture is that it was really a double ad-van-ture. We were accompanied on this amazing trip by the Little Red Van’s friend, the Atlantic I introduced you to a few posts back… here
Ad-van-ture Day 1 (Friday 14th April)
Day 1 saw us preparing to leave at an unearthly hour in the morning, it was bright sunshine and moderately warm (for April)
After some racing up the M40 and a well earned (well… well wanted anyway) breakfast at Oxford services we found our way to Whittingham Sports and Social club in Preston, Lancashire…
This seeming inauspicious site turned out to be a lot of fun, a brief walk provided us with excellent fish and chips and the club itself had decent beer and good Friday entertainment in the form of some locals and a bunny piñata…
not to mention excellent bacon and sausage sandwiches in the morning 😀
And that was Day one…a pretty fine start to a grand ad-van-ture if you ask me! And only one moment of drama when our headlight switch set on fire and smoke came out of the dashboard…we fixed that though 🙂