Here we are again another Duttoneering year about to begin.
Mr Heap is rebuilding his engine, following a little end knock, work is well under way and will soon be back together.
Lenn is also getting on with business, and the restoration of his S2 is nearing completion. Maybe not ready for the spring tour, but we are sure he'll be in the driving seat before the end of summer.
Martin has been busy rebuilding the suspension on the Westfield and polishing.
Ade is always busy keeping the daily driver on the road, and I am sure he'll be modifying and repairing right up to the morning of the tour.
Steve Kerry's new Legerra is still in sorting mode, but no excuses this year. He passes the mantle of support vehicle not to Lenn and Jan.
As for my Phaeton, well next week it's going into storage at a friends workshop, whilst we get on with the house move up to Cumbria, she needs a full set of tyres, but everything else is working, so leave well alone. I'll move the Phaeton to cumbria once we get settled, then everyday is a Lakes tour day for me.
This year we are touring the lakes starting in our usual way from the Black Dog in Belmont travelling to Tebay for a re-group where myself and Marian will join the tour, and the Breakfast stop. From there it off to Appleby, the rest is still in planning, but with an over night stop at Muncaster Castle. The following day will continue with high fell passes, visiting Coniston and much more.
Wishing you all a Happy Duttoneering year.