Day 1 of the Ashes Tour was the run from Kent to Manchester.
Not too bad but in places pretty unexplainable traffic stops whist still on a three lane motorway. Pressure of traffic?
Day 2 saw us set off for real visiting places from Mum's past, where she lived as a child and where we lived as a small family, and the football club that dad and me used to go to most weeks.
The route north took us by Hollingworth Lake where we used to go on the bus to have a day out. Things were more simple in those days!!
Then to places I've never been, like the Ribblehead Viaduct. A piece if Victorian engineering to cross a long wide valley.
Then across some lovely roads through the north of England stopping at piece of Hadrian's Wall and then the border at Carter Bar.
The Beig Inn hotel in Glenfarg is really nice. Quirky design but good and judging by the full car park at night and empty this morning. A popular eating place.