Typical Coupe style, checking over things and it looks like a small coolant leak. It’s at the drivers side, I think it has all the hallmarks of a duff coolant cap, new one on the way, hopefully that’ll do the trick.
Ok, here's the amended itinerary - I've deleted the original one so there's no confusion.
COUPE DAY OUT, SOUTH SCOTLAND - SUNDAY 3rd April 2022
Meet up/assembly would be at Hyndford Loch (aka Lanark Loch) car park ML11 9BJ (opposite HiQ Tyres) which is on the outskirts of Lanark on southbound A73.
1000 Leave Lanark on A73 South
At Hyndford Bridge Turn Left on A73, continue South to Abington approx. 15 miles. All meet from A73/A74/A702/M74 at Abington Services at rear of petrol station. (25 mins) c.1030 hrs
Take A702 to Abington Village In Abington Turn Right on to B797 for Leadhills ML12 6UT (20 mins)
c.1100 Coffee stop Leadhills Mining Museum In Leadhills at the Mining Museum there is a tea room where we can have a refreshment stop. In addition to the Mining Museum there is a working Beam Engine as well as a narrow gauge railway Good photography
After the Leadhills stop we take B7040, B7076 and B719 to Moffat, park near Star Hotel, 44 High St, Moffat DG10 9EF (30 mins)
1230 Lunch at Star Hotel
c.1400 Take A708 to Grey Mare's Tail carpark (25 mins) Waterfall viewpoint is 5 mins walk from carpark. Photo op.
Continue on A708 then to Selkirk, take A7014 and A7 to Abbotsford House for tea and departures.(47 mins)
If time presses, Selkirk can be final destination. (41 mins from Moffat)
Aye there will be other times Paul. Yesterday and today I’ve been cleaning my Coop ending with a ceramic spray. Looking pretty shiny, takes ages though. I’ll be up at 5am fiddling about, then off at 6am. The A9 is one of those roads that you never know what it entails, and of course the dreaded yellow peril cameras, so easy to make very good time and get carried away spending the next 2 weeks keeping an eye on the mail. Hopefully an easy run down and see you all tomorrow……..
Although the trip did its best to replicate that devised by George, seasonal closures were to cause route deviations by mid-morning; it was nice to know that his two lads were up for joining us and I'm sure he would have approved of our eventual choice - RIP George
Good photos there Simon. Quick wash of the Coop and dried, tucked up in my garage. Unfortunately it has sustained a couple of battle scars, two gouges to the near side sill. I did hear a few bangs to that area while tailing Simon car weaving our way on the Lanark twistiest. Yet another thing to address on the Coop.
Ordered some sprint blue touch up paint yesterday and it came today, fast service indeed. I had some in the glove compartment, but it’s been there for years, when opened the top came away from the wee brush…. Just to wait for better weather, bloody snowing here…….