Sunday 18th August – Full English at The Greyhound!
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No Tom, Rick or Maccy, so (in a moment of inspiration the previous evening) Lindsay booked a breakfast table for two at The Greyhound, Sydling St. Nicholas. With last orders at 9:15 a.m., a certain motivation and time pressure was subtly applied.
The route was cobbled together by Pete T and Lindsay at 7:30, when sea-mist/rain brought an early damper to proceedings.
Martinstown, Winterborne Abbas, west along the top Roman road, Compton Vallence (a house in the basin of surrounding hills), Maiden Newton, Chilfrome (they really should make Dorset ice cream in Chilfrome), Cattistock, up to the A37, and into Sydling just in time for a scrub and table set for two.
Cereal, juice, coffee, tea, toast and the works was leisurely brought to table – oh, so much more sophisticated than a DIY fry up!. Breakfast took the best part of an hour, then all that remained was a pootle down the valley to Grimstone, back track to Stratton, than through Bradford Peverell and home for 10:45 in glorious sunshine.
The world looks so much better after a full English.