After the last two days of heat, this morning started cooler. However, the respite was for only a few hours. By noon the clouds had cleared and the temperature was high enough to melt patches of tarmac on the road through Lodsworth.
Twelve arrived for the ten mile walk, more than the leader expected given the weather forecast. All got round the circuit without mishap. Those who’d thought to park their cars in the shade were glad they’d done so.
We stopped for lunch in Lodsworth as did the owners of four vintage cars parked outside the pub. One vehicle was an Invicta, the others were made by HRG. Some of us had never heard of these makes before. The Invicta had a 4.5L engine and probably was made around 1930. Two of the HRG cars (one black, one blue) were 1.5L versions (late 1930s). The other was a dark green Aerodynamic (late 1940s).
Map: OS X 133