There was a short period of panic when I noticed the temperature guage reading a lot higher than normal, which isn't a good thing with the K Series engine. I hadn't been driving any harder than normal so it was rather disconcerting. As it wasn't boiling I decided that rather than stop in an awkward place (there aren't any good places on the route we took) I eased off the throttle and turned the heater up to full and put the fan on high output. We plodded on monitoring the guage and the temperature came back down to normal. We arrived at our destination and I checked the water level. It was fine so I decided to carry on with the day.
20 cars were booked for the run, ranging from two YBs to a ZR & our ZS.
Dennis & Joan had a sad end to their run when their lovely YB was rear ended at a junction. They were unhurt but shaken at first. They settled down later and after some temporary repairs to their car they retired early and headed for home. The damage is all fixable but it will need a good man with a hammer as parts aren't easy to get.
Thanks to Nick for planning the route and to anybody else who helped out. It was a great day and over £300 was raised for The PPR Foundation who fund brain tumour research.
Once home we wrapped ourselves round a parmo from the local pizza shop before emptying the car and settling down for the evening. For those who don't know the parmo, it's the healthy option. Breaded chicken fillets smothered in bechemel sauce and liberally covered with cheese before being grilled. It's served with chips and rabbit food. (I think they call it salad)