Sunday, 2 April 2017

Still alive and kicking!!!......

....after another spell in hospital.

But they can't keep a good man down and at the first opportunity we rolled the Mog out of the garage on a beautiful day and set off to the Lake District.
At 'Sizergh Castle' (National Trust Property)
What a great day it was, lovely countryside and a convivial meeting with our friends in the delightful village of Finsthwaite, near Newby Bridge in the South Lakes.
A welcome stop near Witherslack in the South Lakes
The car behaved impeccably and we saw two other Morgan owners with similar ideas to us, enjoying their cars on a really glorious day.
Above Bowland Bridge

This week,  prior to our planned holiday in Norfolk we take the car to Southport to have a new set of four tyres. Not a question of wear on the treads but one of age!!!

Circumstances, due to health issues, over the past two years,  have meant that Morgan use has been minimal, although, in total we have now clocked a respectable 27000 miles.
Looking down on Lakeside, Windermere
But the tyre issue is a problem when owners of Morgans are doing minimal mileage, generally well below the average that normal cars are doing ie 10/12000 miles every year.

In fact we now have three tyres on the car that were manufactured in 2006, two years before the car was built. So they are now 10/11 years old!! Truthfully, they should possibly have been changed well before now.
Across Windermere towards the Langdale Pikes

The tyres for the 4/4 are quite rare and are only made in small batches by 'Continental', so you have to take 'pot luck' regarding the age of any 'new' tyres that are supplied.
I'm just hoping that ours were manufactured in a recent batch!

PS Just returned from 'Tyred and Exhausted Ltd' in Southport where we have had 4 BRAND NEW TYRES FITTED, manufactured in late MARCH 2017. Delighted!!!

1 comment:

  1. Dear Chris!
    Envoyed your blog very much.
    Maybe you passed by a very small villige called Crook?
    Will send a mail soon.