The best day out ever!

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A quiet M25 in Surrey

I’m sure you all remember what today is.
No?
It’s the first day of the great M25 tour offering.
Lucky day trippers who were picked up from Worthing and Brighton have been entertained on the coach trip organised by Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company. And what delights will they have seen? They joined the motorway that circles London at Godstone so they probably won’t have seen Godstone Farm and Playbarn and the new lambs. But then maybe they were a bit older than the usual visitors.
Was the first stop at Junction 7 to see the views from Reigate Hill at the lookout which is only a few hundred yards from the motorway or did they go on to Leatherhead at junction 8. They could have driven down past Box Hill where the cycling during the Olympics will weave along or stop at Denbies, the largest vineyard in England for a soothing glass before they face the motorway again.
The BBC says that they stopped to see the delights of terminal 5 at Heathrow whereas a short diversion off at the Staines turn would have taken them by the Thames to Runnymede where Magna Carta was signed 797 years ago and the Kennedy memorial is to be found. Or they could have headed down the M4 a few miles and gazed at Windsor Castle. A bit further they could have stopped at Rickmansworth and the Aquadrome Local Nature Reserve where they could have had a picnic lunch by one of the three lakes or the Grand Union Canal.
So far, hardly half of the motorway has been seen but there is more than enough to occupy a day. Did they stop or just keep going? The company allowed four hours for the circular drive before they headed back to the south coast again. And I bet they saw more tarred roads than anything else.
And it could have been the best day out. Ever!

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