Was just taking a quick look at the map , is Jacobs Well too far for you ? I've only been there once but it was a lovely little place with a park/bbq area right on the water . It might be an option ?
Poor Kuro , I suffered horribly from car sickness as a child so have much sympathy.
*off to clean my trail of destruction - pet hate number 463*; Being in shower when phone rings-finaly hearing the phone and jump out,grab towel,race down stairs,trip over dogs,knock over washing basket and clean folded clothes ,only to just get there and phone stops....grrrrr