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If, after Beddgelert, you turn a sharp left at a place called Rhyd-Ddu, you'll pass through a tiny hamlet, Nantle. Behind there, on the right, is a disused and now flooded slate quarry known as Dorothea (after the original owner's wife). I used to go diving there but is worth a visit for anyone interested in industrial history as so much of the works still survive (albeit a lot of it submerged!) including a steam powered beam pumping engine.
 

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It's amazing what you can find in Google. Here is that quarry . . .

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If, after Beddgelert, you turn a sharp left at a place called Rhyd-Ddu, you'll pass through a tiny hamlet, Nantle. Behind there, on the right, is a disused and now flooded slate quarry known as Dorothea (after the original owner's wife). I used to go diving there but is worth a visit for anyone interested in industrial history as so much of the works still survive (albeit a lot of it submerged!) including a steam powered beam pumping engine.
Some old cars in the bottom of that quarry 🤣
 

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Up to 884 miles now, getting close 😁
 
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Not trying hard enough. I did 600 in the F in two weeks 😆
Only 300 to go now, might book it in tomorrow 😁
 

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Book it for Monday and just get it out this weekend :D

Are you getting bored of driving it gently yet?
 

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Book it for Monday and just get it out this weekend :D

Are you getting bored of driving it gently yet?
Not quite gently, I can take it to 5k rpm, but it gets there so quick, it means you are watching the revs too much........but yes, I’m bored now lol
 

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Not quite gently, I can take it to 5k rpm, but it gets there so quick, it means you are watching the revs too much........but yes, I’m bored now lol
That‘s weird. the loaner happily red lines with 500 miles on it 😁
 

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A loaner is always the fastest car 😁
 
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Past the 1000 miles mark, 1001 to be exact, so bit the bullet and booked it in for its running in service a week on Friday, then full power will be available, I almost feel sorry for the tyres 😁

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What tyres did it come with fitted?
 

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