R26 Scenic Drive - 17th July 2005
Several of us met up at our
usual starting place in Dorchester, at 13.00 we headed of to meet up
with the rest of those attending at Folke Golf Centre. We had three new
cars come along and join in with 6 very keen PCGB members in them. One
new member was particularly grateful of Alan K's skills when his 911
died with a electrical fault, Alan rolled up his sleeves and got them
back on the road.
After a catch up and hello chat the 13 Porsches started the drive
through some lovely country side to Compton Abbas Airfield. We had a
FUEL stop and enjoyed watching the light aircraft taking off and
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Compton Abbas Airfield is open most days, the airfields bar and
restaurant may close earlier than the airfield itself. For more
information call 01747 811767. Compton Abbas Airfield stands on the top
of a hill and is a very beautiful area of the UK. I'm told it is at 800+
feet above sea level, so you need a head for heights before you even get
in a plane!
After enjoying our refreshments we
went on our 2nd leg to Kingston Lacy Mansion, a elegant mansion set int
the Dorset countryside. We parked up under a wonderful tree creating
some shade on this very hot day and paid our £5 to enjoy the formal
gardens and parkland.
Kingston Lacy was
home to the Bankes Family being a replacement for their ruined family
home of Corfe Castle. The wonderful 17th Century House is surrounded by
wooded parkland with different garden areas within it.
information about Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, BH21 4EA call 01202
m, Martins Town, DT2 9JN
PCB, Porsche Centre Bournemouth provided 2 Cayenne's and a 997 cabriolet,
Porsche Cars GB provided a Cayenne S and a fully trained driver at a cost of
some £600 for the day.