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    Spring is Sprung

    First mildly warm and sunny day this year, so took the Boxey into work this morning. At the other end of the Portsmouth Navy Base where I work is the Heritage Dockyard, open to the public. Most famous exhibit there is HMS "Victory" http://www.hms-victory.com/

    Boxster : victory 01.jpg


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    The world's oldest commisioned warship, famous as Admiral Horatio Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar fought on 21st October 1805 at Cape Trafalgar off the Spanish mainland, between the French and Spanish Navies and the Royal Navy.

    Boxster : victory 02.jpg



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    Unfortunately the famous bow with the Royal coat of Arms and the figurehead were covered up undergoing restoration.Boxster victory 03.jpg


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    Came home the scenic route, a couple of miles from where I live is Lepe Beach, overlooking the Isle of WightBoxster Lepe 01.jpg


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    Thie piles mark the entrance to the Beaulieu River, the only privately owned river in the country, (shared by the Montague Estate - famous for the National Motor Museum - (owns the West bank) and Lord Rothschild's Exbury Estate that owns the East bank).

    Boxster Lepe 02.jpg


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    Same view - cobalt blue really glows in the bright spring sun - even if the car does need a good wash! 

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    In the distance, on the Isle of Wight is Cowes, world famous yachting centre.

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    Glad you've had a grand day out DC. I wish I didn't have deadlines for Monday, otherwise I'd have been out washing the car, which is filthy, and certainly not photo-worthy! No roof-down driving for me, as I still have the hard-top on. Need to think about where I'm going to store it if the sun keeps coming out like this!


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    wtsnet:

    Glad you've had a grand day out DC.


            Well, actually I was working this morning Smiley just drove out of the dockyard via the "Victory" and drove home the scenic route.  This is the reality of my job in the dockyard in the winter - refits of cross Solent car ferries - this is Wightlink's flagship "St Clare" -  last refit of the season, thankfully! Smiley

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    Boxster S 3.4 06 Cobalt / Ocean Blue BMW 123d M Sport 08 Le Mans Blue / Lemon

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    Same ship with my daily drive BMW123d 3 door M Sport.

    bmw : st clare.jpg


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    Boxster S 3.4 06 Cobalt / Ocean Blue BMW 123d M Sport 08 Le Mans Blue / Lemon

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    I very very much like that blue color. 

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    Thanks! Spring is here too Smiley
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    Wonderful pics DC as always Smiley

    The weather yesterday was just so perfect - simply ideal for going out for a nice drive Smiley


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    Yes, awesome pics DC, thanks for sharing! Hardly a cloud in the sky, I didn't know that ever happened in England. Smiley


    I agree Eunice, Cobalt Blue is a great color, really kicks the new Aqua's booty, both in photos and in the flesh. Smiley


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    Thanks for the nice comments guys -

    @ dr.j - today was even better - TWO sunny days in England on the trot - if this is global warming, happy days! Smiley I agree with you about aqua - just doesn't have the class of cobalt, somehow. Smiley

    One last snap :-

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    dreamcar:

    Thanks for the nice comments guys -

    @ dr.j - today was even better - TWO sunny days in England on the trot - if this is global warming, happy days! Smiley

    Haha, I hope Al Gore isn't a Rennteam member. Smiley

    I somehow missed your 123d pic before, that might have been the blue Eunice really liked, nice! Smiley


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    There's that blue car we all know and love...have a great Spring.

    vincesf 


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    dr.j:

    I somehow missed your 123d pic before, that might have been the blue Eunice really liked, nice! Smiley

     

     

    But it might also have been the blue cherry picker Eunice liked....Smiley

            


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    vincesf:

    There's that blue car we all know and love...have a great Spring.

    vincesf 


    Cheers vincef - Smiley sadly I can't match either California's sunshine or scenery. Smiley

    Of course I also love that great guards red / sand combination of yours Smiley


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    Dreamcar, the place you live is just amazing!!!
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    Was thinking the same as Ed....pretty amazing.

    vincesf 


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    Great pics DC - tanks for sharing Smiley
    I didn't know how beautiful the area around your place is in the sun Smiley
    The Cobalt is perfect to convey this wonderful spring feeling - enjoy it as much as you can Smiley


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    Thanks PJ Smiley Off to Burgess Hill to see SWMBO's mother on Saturday driving across wonderful West Sussex countryside - about 100km each way - looking forward to the first decent drive this year. Smiley Not a fast drive but nice and twisty.

     
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    Enjoy DC Smiley The weather forecast throughout England is for wall-to-wall sunshine on Saturday. It should be a blast Smiley
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    easy_rider911:
    Enjoy DC Smiley The weather forecast throughout England is for wall-to-wall sunshine on Saturday. It should be a blast Smiley
    Cheers easy Smiley Looking forward to feeling the wind where I used to have hair Smiley
    You have a good weekend also. Smiley


            


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    dr.j:

    I somehow missed your 123d pic before, that might have been the blue Eunice really liked, nice! Smiley


     Another photo of the 123d, colour is Le Mans Blue metallic. Cracking car, 148mph, 0-60 in 6.9 secs, 204 bhp - and 50+mpg! CO2 emissions also amazingly low at 138 g/km which here at least means cheap road tax (£120) The Boxster, at 252 g/km, is £400! In my opinion BMW could teach Porsche a great deal about how to design comfortable sport seats!

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    Amazing  combination of performance and mpg, 50 is sweet! If BMW would sell  these here in the states I bet they'd do very well. Smiley

    I hear you on the P-car sport seats, I'm just average size, 6'1", 42" jacket, but was surprised sport seats were a little uncomfortable for me, went for the standard non-power seats in full leather all the way! Smiley


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    Well, had our top down drive to Burgess Hill, West Sussex from our home in the New Forest. We drive north up to Winchester on the M3 then head east on the A272, one of our favourite local roads..A272 -1.jpg


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    Today we were lucky, traffic was surprisingly light..

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