Heads up for anyone travelling to South West this weekend

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  1. Dave K

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    Just to let you know it's Radio 1's big weekend at Powderham Castle in Exeter this weekend, it's the 28th and 29th, hopefully it won't cause mayhem on the M5
     
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    Yes - daughter says to expect chaos!

    Take That are on Saturday and Coldplay on Sunday!

    We are babysitting!
     
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    We will be gone. Heading to Poole on the A350 on Wednesday night....
     
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    M5 is always a nightmare around Exeter on a Friday night and this won't help, I'm setting off on Thursday night to Cornwall, hopefully we'll avoid it all
     
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    Makes sense to leave on Wednesday, that's another busy road as the weekend gets nearer
     
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    Thanks for the warning, Im leaving on teusday ,using M5 north.
     
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    I've just finished rolling a huge rock against me front door :doh:, we're in for the weekend!:laughing: leaving Cornwall to the Emmets,:cheers: we shall emerge on tuesday:hi5:
     
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    We
    We did that when we lived in Kingsbridge, south Devon, stayed indoors on Bank Holidays.
     
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    And it's a Bank Holiday and half term! Joy. If we head anywhere it will be west away from the Exeter area, if we need any shopping in town we will head to Plymouth.
     
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    Ive learnt to get up at dawn on a Bank Holiday, walk the dogs then stay at home for the rest of the day.
    My daughter and family are towing their caravan Wiltshire to Cornwall on Friday....rather them than me.
     
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    I think the answer to the title of this thread is: Don't!
     
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    Bank holidays are for wage slaves..

    I'd rather cut grass then go away on one..
     
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    You're right....and I'm one of 'em :(
     
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    Whatever you do enjoy, you will be old one day too. I live near a lovely quiet beach, then it's tourist season, all hell breaks loose, if it's open season why can't I shoot them.;)
     
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    believe me, it's a huge trade off.. don't be in a rush..

    when we were tied to jobs we took every opportunity.. bank holiday or not..

    now plenty of opportunities to go away off season but not so much money nor as fit to enjoy it..
     
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    We always have a problem booking sites on a bank holiday plus the prices go up!
    We're near Taunton so probably a holiday place?
    Chaos on the roads for a few months though as they are taking down a bridge on the major route out.
    We try not to drive on those weekends though.
     
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    We're based in Taunton, the station Road bridge has been a right mess up from start to finish, can't believe somebody didn't check the strength of it before deciding to put a road over there, still never mind only a 2 year delay paid for by the taxpayers again
     
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    That's my worry, not enough money and poor health, my back is already struggling and I've got 20 years to go yet
     
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    Sounds like the A30 has been the biggest problem today, both ways, hopefully nobody got caught up in that
     
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    Yeh! A30 closed, don't know if it still is at this point in time, couple people killed.

    Stay safe Funsters, AND! if you are going in the tide(sea) Swim in between the flags, and if you are caught in a rip! go with it! don't fight against it, once in open water raise your hand and await rescue!
     
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