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Southampton – Guildford: on the road

April 15th, 2012

After leaving Southampton not being satisfied by what I saw, I set up my iPad’s navigation App towards home. As I try to do as much as I can, I’ve set it in order to avoid highways, force it to make me go through every little village on the road.

I’ve found that this is a much better way to enojoy your driving, compared to the straight and boring motorway.

When I was done with the setup this was the resulting trip:

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Well, the actual result was much broader, but here you’ll find the best part. From approximately Corhampton until Alton, you’ll find an impressive road.

Winding and full of latchs, almost sexy (I know I’ve watched too many Top Gear’s episodes!)

Anyway, a joy for your car, except when you find very very slow cars or a caravan in front of you.

A wonderful panorama around you, a solid track in front of you. You can’t ask for something better!

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I immediately had the feeling to be in the right place to put my right foot down, many motorbikes and many sport cars were around me in the same road. I’ve tried to race them with very little to zero success.

I had fun, a lot. I find myself enjoying always more this kind of road trip, more than the classic walking tour into a city (with some exceptions of course).

My goal now is to organize a loger road trip. I’ve tried to plan a tour of Iceland but it turned out to be a bit too expensive so I’ll have to find something else. I’ll keep you posted.

In the meanwhile, I really recommend you take your car or bike and have a go on the Corhampton – Alton road.