Journeys

  • Oliva to Valencia 2019-10-09 11:45:08 to 2019-10-09 20:44:58 Oliva to Valencia, stumbling into the annual Moors and Christians festival day!

  • Oliva to Benidorm 2019-10-07 09:09:16 to 2019-10-07 15:07:01 Oliva to Benidorm and wandering around Benidorm

  • Dorking to Oliva via Valencia 2019-10-02 10:03:18 to 2019-10-02 14:59:53 Dorking to Oliva via EasyJet (EZY8221) to Valencia and finishing by car past a Veterano Bull

  • Riding Around 2019-09-21 14:23:58 to 2019-09-21 17:02:31 Went for a ride to investigate Norbury Park

  • Dorking to Leith Hill and back 2019-09-19 11:42:53 to 2019-09-19 14:29:10 Dorking to Leith Hill and back on the Summer Lighting trail.

  • Wolfsburg to Xanten 2019-09-10 09:00:13 to 2019-09-10 13:38:46 Lots of trucks along the A2 in sections

  • Spandau to Autostadt, Wolfaburg 2019-09-09 10:33:41 to 2019-09-09 17:46:50 Spandau, Berlin to the VAG Autostadt in Wolfsburg. Autostadt costs EUR15pp to go in and is only of mediocre interest. The car history is sort of interesting, but there are no product specialists, all very style over substance.

  • Olympic Stadium to Hotel Lindenhufer 2019-09-07 22:09:07 to 2019-09-07 23:01:25

  • Gosslar to Berlin 2019-09-06 11:19:32 to 2019-09-06 17:17:39 Gosslar to Berlin, calling at Check Point Alpha near Marienborn, Sansoucci Park/Palacea and Check Point Bravo

  • Dalenbroek to Gosslar 2019-09-05 11:34:31 to 2019-09-05 16:40:48 Some autobahn runs in here...

  • Dorking to Berlin - Day 1 2019-09-04 06:37:34 to 2019-09-04 15:01:09 Dorking to Berlin, Day 1 to Kasteel Daelenbroeck Herkenbosch. Stopped at Break Point services on the A2 E314.

  • Cricklade to Dorking 2019-09-01 13:57:03 to 2019-09-01 17:34:31 Trip back from Tristan and Lizzie's wedding via Basildon Park

  • Home to Leith Hill 2019-08-23 10:24:42 to 2019-08-23 14:01:13 Home to The Plough in Leith Hill for lunch and back

  • Fetching AC 2019-08-13 09:38:06 to 2019-08-13 11:52:25 Fetching AC

  • Vertus back to Calais 2019-07-21 11:34:30 to 2019-07-21 16:50:37 Vertus back to Calais via Laon Cathedral and Reims

  • Driving around Champagne 2019-07-20 14:26:42 to 2019-07-20 16:10:00 Epernay Ay, Etoges and Vertus

  • Dorking to Vertus (Champagne) 2019-07-19 06:33:51 to 2019-07-19 16:23:08 Dorking to Verus, stopping for lunch at Chateau de Breuil

  • Out for a ride 2019-06-26 18:25:15 to 2019-06-26 18:47:38

  • Dorking to Mikelham, Running Horsea 2019-06-16 13:47:04 to 2019-06-16 16:16:56 Dorking to Mikelham, stopped for a drink

  • Introductory Cycle to Mercure via Denbies 2019-06-15 10:10:37 to 2019-06-15 13:44:00 Introductory Cycle to Mercure via Denbies for breakfast and getting caught in the rain on the way back

  • Streatham to Newcastle 2019-04-18 13:28:22 to 2019-04-18 21:39:37 Streatham to Newcastle

  • SA476 from ELS to JNB 2019-03-16 11:49:13 to 2019-03-16 13:20:22 SA476 from ELS 11 to JNB 03R

  • Sailing on the 'Colour of Magic' 2019-03-13 18:05:24 to 2019-03-13 19:01:58 Sailing in the 'Colour of Magic' around the bay in EL

  • Grahamstown to East London 2019-03-12 07:26:38 to 2019-03-12 09:15:09 Grahamstown to East London

  • Cape Town to Grahamstown 2019-03-11 08:53:33 to 2019-03-11 18:05:27 Cape Town to Grahamstown, only 1 stop, watch for flooding in the Western Cape!

  • Spier to Mt Nelson 2019-03-06 11:01:03 to 2019-03-06 14:43:29 Spier Wine farm to the Mt Nelson via the V & A Waterfront and Camps Bay

  • Matjiesfontein to Spier 2019-03-05 09:21:49 to 2019-03-05 13:14:24 Matjiesfontein to Spier via Franchhoek

  • Buffelsdrift to Matjiesfontein 2019-03-04 11:14:17 to 2019-03-04 15:02:20 Buffelsdrift to Matjiesfontein via the Swartberg pass calling in at the Cango Caves

  • Addo to Buffelsdrift 2019-03-03 07:01:26 to 2019-03-03 14:40:02 Addo to Buffelsdrift via Victoria Bay and Safari Ostritch farm

  • Addo Game drive 2019-03-02 09:05:57 to 2019-03-02 11:18:30 Addo Game drive with "CK"

  • Driving around Addo 2019-03-01 11:52:29 to 2019-03-01 16:04:49 Driving around Addo National Park

  • Grahamstown to Addo National Park 2019-03-01 07:32:28 to 2019-03-01 11:23:15 Grahamstown to Addo National Park stopping for Breakfast at Nanaga and detour to Colchester.

  • East London to Grahamstown 2019-02-27 11:43:26 to 2019-02-27 13:57:59 East London to Grahamstown with a quick detour to Bulembu airport

  • SA471 (JNB to ELS) 2019-02-22 10:00:22 to 2019-02-22 11:33:13 SA471, JNB to ELS

  • SA235 (LHR to JNB) 2019-02-21 20:49:45 to 2019-02-22 06:24:04 SA235 (LHR to JNB)

  • Beaconsfield to Dorking in Snow 2019-01-22 18:26:10 to 2019-01-22 19:33:36 Leaving Beaconsfield for Dorking after a significant snow fall..

  • Newcastle to Streatham 2018-12-27 11:45:13 to 2018-12-27 18:59:07

  • Streatham to Newcastle 2018-12-22 05:45:15 to 2018-12-22 12:07:45 Streatham to Newcastle via the OK Diner on the A1(M)

  • Karting at Daytona Milton Keynes 2018-11-16 17:03:12 to 2018-11-16 18:38:38 Karting at Daytona Milton Keynes, but had to change the PBX gateway before I could leave

  • TGT D9 Le Manns back to Dorking 2018-10-08 09:35:28 to 2018-10-08 19:32:54 Le Manns back to Dorking, visting the famous town of Nouvion!

  • TGT D9 Issoire to Le Manns 2018-10-07 07:40:50 to 2018-10-07 15:29:45 Issorie to Le mans via Blois

  • TGT D8 Monaco to Issoire 2018-10-06 10:30:07 to 2018-10-06 18:48:41 Monaco to Issoire with a stop to look at the Millau Viaduct

  • TGT D7 Bellagio to Monaco 2018-10-04 09:48:15 to 2018-10-04 23:03:10 Bellagio to Monaco stopping off for coffee at Noli

  • TGT D6 Boating on Lake Como 2018-10-03 10:00:05 to 2018-10-03 14:34:00 Taking Mirko's 40hp boat out on Lake Como for 4 hrs.

  • TGT D4 Trafoi to Bellagio 2018-10-01 12:16:54 to 2018-10-01 17:17:55 Left the Bella Vista in Trafoi, up Stelvio running into serious snowfall toward the last 10 turns. Almost unable to reach the top in the R8

  • TGT D3 Siebnen to Trafoi 2018-09-30 10:23:02 to 2018-09-30 16:53:56 Siebnen to Trafoi, via Fluelapass, Umbrail Pass and Stelvio visiting Klosters on the way.

  • TGT D2 Neckarsulm to Siebnen 2018-09-29 07:50:36 to 2018-09-29 18:00:03 Neckarsulm to the Audi Factory and then on to Stein am Rhein for a walk around the historic town and finally to Siebnen on Lake Zurich.

  • TGT D1 Calais to Neckarsulum 2018-09-28 08:30:34 to 2018-09-28 18:45:05 From Le Shuttle in Calais to Neckarsulum, with a breif visit to the Nurburgring

  • TGT D1 Dorking to Folkstone 2018-09-28 03:00:24 to 2018-09-28 03:53:57 Off to make the first train!

  • Night Drive to London 2018-09-21 20:43:30 to 2018-09-21 23:18:25 R8 into London to fetch Greg from St James Square

  • Wimbledon Walk 2018-09-08 12:00:30 to 2018-09-08 13:28:44 With T4SDY

  • Walk to Denbies and back via Bertsfield 2018-08-27 12:14:49 to 2018-08-27 14:17:51 Some exercise through the vineyard to the top road and back through the fields along the A25

  • Dorking to Bristol 2018-06-08 13:33:31 to 2018-06-08 17:10:49 Dorking to Bristol, avoiding traffic on the M25 and M4

  • The Percy Arms in Chilworth to Dorking 2018-06-02 12:17:21 to 2018-06-02 12:42:57 The Percy Arms in Chilworth to Dorking

  • Dorking to the Wooton Hatch 2018-05-26 11:30:14 to 2018-05-26 12:09:38 Walk from Dorking to the Wooton Hatch through the back of Westcot.

  • Wedding trip 2018-04-20 17:28:23 to 2018-04-20 18:06:36 Just a little drive around a wedding venue...

  • Newcastle to Dorking 2018-04-02 09:18:40 to 2018-04-02 16:16:07 Taking the R8 from Newcastle, through the Tyne Tunnel down the A1(M) with only one stop back to Dorking

  • Tyne Tunnel and Angel of the North 2018-03-30 11:47:42 to 2018-03-30 12:44:15 Drive through the Tyne Tunnel to the Angel of the North

  • Hardwick Hall to Newcastle 2018-03-29 13:29:29 to 2018-03-29 17:21:25 Hardwick Hall to Newcastle

  • Dorking to Hardwick Hall 2018-03-29 05:20:45 to 2018-03-29 10:17:46 Drive from Dorking to Hardwick Hall

  • LGT to Bordeaux 2018-02-20 15:48:19 to 2018-02-20 17:24:26 n/a

  • Complete flight from EGKK to LFBD 2018-02-19 08:38:59 to 2018-02-19 10:04:28 London Gatwick (UK) to Bordeaux (FR) - BA2786

  • East London to Grahamstown January 2018 2018-01-28 05:34:18 to 2018-01-28 07:56:40 East London to Grahamstown January 2018

  • CPT to ELS on FA144 2018-01-27 11:42:09 to 2018-01-27 12:48:16 Cape Town to East London on FA144

  • BA2041 (from over Namibia) to CPT 2018-01-26 11:41:39 to 2018-01-26 13:07:04 BA2041 (from over Namibia) to CPT

  • Dartford Crossing 2017-12-12 07:45:00 to 2017-12-12 08:00:00 Taking the R8 through the Dartford Tunnel

  • Geldrop to Calais 2017-09-12 09:32:00 to 2017-09-12 13:05:00

    NH Geldrop (just off the A67 near Eindhoven) to "Le Shuttle" terminal, Calais

  • Berlin to Eindhoven 2017-09-11 10:15:00 to 2017-09-11 18:35:10

    Hotel Amadeus ROYAL Berlin (Honow) to NH Geldrop (just off the A67 near Eindhoven)

  • Bielefeld to Berlin 2017-09-08 09:26:00 to 2017-09-08 14:42:10

    Quality Hotel Bielefeld to the Hotel Amadeus ROYAL Berlin (H?now)

  • Calais to hotel in Bielefeld 2017-09-07 13:04:54 to 2017-09-07 20:49:05

    The LeShuttle Terminal in Calais to Quality Hotel Bielefeld

  • Calais to Le Touquet 2017-06-17 11:17:00 to 2017-06-17 12:32:20

    Eurotunnel terminal (Calais) to Le Touquet first via the A16 coming off at Boulogne (I think to avoid tolls). Parking on the beach front was EUR1 for 2.5 hrs...

  • Dorking to EuroTunnel Le Shuttle 2017-06-17 07:17:30 to 2017-06-17 08:52:00

    Dorking to the Eurotunnel terminal (Folkestone) to take the "Le Shuttle" service to Calais. Arrived in good time, but still placed on train one later than I booked on... it seems that bookings are not *that* fixed

  • Dorking to Amersham 2017-06-13 05:50:00 to 2017-06-13 06:35:00

    Dorking to Amersham 69.9MPG

  • Sunrise-on-Sea parkrun 2017-01-21 08:00:00 to 2017-01-21 08:54:54

    Walked Sunrise-on-Sea parkrun

  • ELS to CPT - leg 2 2016-12-15 06:12:00 to 2016-12-15 15:40:00

    ELS to CPT, GHT to CPT

  • ELS to CPT - leg 1 2016-12-14 11:45:00 to 2016-12-14 14:10:00

    ELS to CPT, over night to GHT

  • Treptower Park / Spree Park 2016-09-08 16:20:30 to 2016-09-08 19:40:00

    Walking around Treptower Park / Spreepark Funfair in Berlin

  • Dorking to LGW 2016-06-27 15:30:00 to 2016-06-27 16:05:00

    Dorking to Gatwick, then to Povey Cross minicab waiting area

  • Brecon Beacons, Waterfall 2016-04-24 11:12:00 to 2016-04-24 12:08:00

    Brecon Beacons, Waterfall

  • Brecon Beacons, 4 Peaks 2016-04-23 08:43:00 to 2016-04-23 14:49:00

    Brecon Beacons, 4 Peaks: Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big

  • East London to Johannesburg 2016-03-05 10:45:00 to 2016-03-05 11:25:00

    East London to Johannesburg, from top of Lesotho (SA476))

  • Dorking to Ludlow 2015-12-13 08:00:00 to 2015-12-13 11:20:00

    Dorking to Ludlow via Chertsey

  • Drive from Dorking to Hillswood 2015-05-01 06:37:00 to 2015-05-01 07:04:00

    Drive from Dorking to Hillswood

  • Fordoun to East London 2015-04-12 08:02:00 to 2015-04-12 15:15:00

    Fordoun to East London via Underberg

  • East London to Fordoun 2015-04-10 04:05:00 to 2015-04-10 12:15:00

    East London to Fordoun via the 'Northern' route - on (bad) dirt from Underberg/Himeville to Nottingham Road

  • Sutton to Storrington, M23 2014-12-16 18:53:00 to 2014-12-16 19:56:00

    Sutton to Storrington, M23

  • Storrington to Hillswood 2014-12-09 05:30:00 to 2014-12-09 06:30:00

    Storrington to Hillswood

  • Grahamstown to East London 2014-11-17 05:55:00 to 2014-11-17 07:45:00

  • East London to Grahamstown 2014-11-16 09:10:00 to 2014-11-16 10:50:00

    High speed run, ELS to GHT

  • Drive from Cape Town to East London 2014-11-12 13:30:00 to 2014-11-12 23:10:00

    Drive from Cape Town to East London

  • Lions Head 2014-10-19 07:00:00 to 2014-10-19 13:00:00

    Walked up Lions head (avoiding chains) - down the quick way.

  • Plumbstead to work 2014-10-10 08:10:00 to 2014-10-10 08:40:00

    Plumbstead / Stuurhof to Mowbray by train and then walk to work

  • Work and Home 2014-10-06 17:50:00 to 2014-10-06 18:15:00

    Walk, then train from work to home

  • Table Mountain Platteklip Gorge 2014-10-04 05:30:00 to 2014-10-04 13:30:00

    Walked from the lower cable station, up Platteklip Gorge to Maclear's beacon and back down

How this works

Getting the track

I have 3 sources of track data.

  1. Online Mobile GPS Using OsmAnd's [ http://osmand.net/ ] online tracking to log directly into a non-navigable URL which populates a MySQL table.
  2. Offline Mobile GPS Also using OsmAnd log to a local GPX file [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPS_Exchange_Format ] then upload and import into MySQL.
  3. Intercepting JSON format data from the car's tracking app an importing this into MySQL.

Plotting the track

In October 2018 I dumped Google maps in favour of Bing maps in response to their requirement to register AND add card details to get an API key.

Graphing Altitude and Speed

jqPlot is a natural and responsive choice