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    Exclamation Boxing Day 2008 run

    Well seeing as it was boxing day it seemed rude not to follow on with our end of year tradition of getting one last drive in before the new year:

    Last years http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=127742

    So this time we saddled up at McDonalds South Queensferry where myself & Ally met up with Lugh, John & Turbodave. After a top up for the drivers in McDonalds & a top up for the cars in BP we decided that our destination would be the borders and would follow a similar route to last year.

    My weapon of choice for the day was the trusty 1.9 150ps Vectra SRi estate:



    So we headed off down the Edinburgh bypass towards Dalkeith, we hadnt been fone 20minutes when John had to make an emergency pee stop:



    from there Lugy decided he knew some backroads to take us down to the Langton water splash, so a bit down the A68 we turned off towards Falon, and frankly from there I was lost, Lugy would make an excellent spy as theres no danger of anyone following the route he takes to get anywhere:



    after a bit we decided to make a little stop to admire the scenery



    This also gave Ally the chance to do some deep thinking, as well as causing a mini Tsunami:



    We then decided that stopping was a shit idea given it was -32, so we headed off



    Not long after we arrived at the Langton water splash, Turbodave surveyed the scene and tried to find ways to make the water deeper than it was:



    by the time we had surveyed the scene, Lugy was in full pilot mode ready for his first attack, deciding that a small run up was required, he started around Dunbar to make sure he was carrying some speed:



    and just incase we missed his first effort, off he went again:



    by this time Doris & Dobin were intrigued as to what the 5 fannies & 4 cars were upto:



    It was then time for team Vectra to make its way across, smokin:



    by this time Lugy was on his 287th water splash run for the day, and we eventually managed to convince him to come out before he broke something:



    From there we headed for the border, where we planned to rape and pilige the North of England......unfortunately when we got to the bridge crossing the river Tweed we were met with a bearded man out walking with "bridge is shut, road up ahead is closed as it washed away in the flood but you can still walk up it", deciding that walking seemed like a little too much effort we decided to give the raping and piliging a miss, we did however see an otter though, which was nice.

    Parked up in no-mans land:



    from there we decided to enter England from another road and headed over to the A1 where we were ***** at the McDonalds in Berwick.

    Suitable fuelled up, and John having went for his 35th pish of the day, we headed back out driving cross-country back onto the A68 where we headed homewards-tae think again.

    Total mileage for the day 160miles.

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    looks like a interesting day out... if i had known u wer off on a wee trip i would have tagged along as i was doing fudge all anyway!

    in saying that! knowin me i would have got stuck in the water crossing!
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    Another great road trip[

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    Would love to go on these litle trips, but there is nothing to look at around here.

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    Looks like you have a good time, those roads look great fun. Is that a price tag I see in the last photo?
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    Lmao @ the 287 water runs! Why the Veccy estate Dave?
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    looks like a good day out

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    The write ups in these road trips always make me chuckle


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    Did you keep the for sale figures up on the whole trip in the Vectra?

    Nice write up again

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    I think I need to go back through the water to clean the car again. Maybe if I reverse this time it'll clean the back.
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