Funnilly enough, in DOV's old car too!
Was bored today so decide to go on a random road trip. Grabbed the mothers camera, filled up the tank, and off i went.
Left Alnwick on the B6341, heading kinda west-ish. The first pics were just 5 mins into the journey, on Corby's Crags.
From there, off i went, through Rothbury, all the way up to Otterburn, where i decided to take a tour of the MOD roads up to and around Otterburn Camp. (This is also where they filmed the launching of the Reliant Rocket on Top Gear the other week. I found no evidence of it though. Hardly supprising as the place is HUGE. Also has some fun roads, and they're all empty of other traffic, which was a bonus.
And if you want to know what they refer to as "in the middle of no-where", then this is the place.
Otterburn Camp. Army place. I've been around here on the motorbike before, and it's great. Valleys lttered with old tanks, jeeps, oand other ex army stuff. The fighter jets use them for practice firing at. The whole moor land is blown to pieces. Couldn't find that location by car though. Shame really.
Back off the MOD land, i carried on in my north westerly heading where i joined the A68. Main road from Newcastle, to Edinbrugh. This is a very fast road. A favourite with the bikers. Wasn't many of them about today though, as once i got up there, it turned a bit misty.
A quick stop at a picnic area beside Catcleugh Reservoir.
Not today thanks, looks a bit choppy anyway.
Next stop was at the Scotish border, or The Carter Bar, as it's known. Another photo oppertunity. Was dissapointed the the waether situation here though, as the views are amazing. Not today though. I couldn't see a quater mile, which spoilt it.
This one is my new desktop pic
Just after the border point there are some more good roads.
Great for a bit of a "Spirited drive"There is a set of three big, long hairpin style corners that double back on each other, winding down the hill. I was gonna stop there too, for a pic of them, but there was nowhere to pull over. Another shame.
The stop after that was at Jedbrugh for refreshments. After leaving the garage i noticed a black VXR sitting in a car park at the side of the road, driver sitting in it. Didn't get a pic though as i was already on my way.
Found a Clio 172 Sport to play with. Bearing in mind i'd never been on the road before in my life, it turned out to be fun, although i was driving off his driving, which led to a few flashes of the naughty naughty light on the dash, as the Clio handled a little bit more nimble than did the Gsi.
Still on the A68, through Newtown St Boswells, Lauder, on upto Dalkeith. Stopped somewhere along the way to take a pic of this wind farm. these things were huge. I can't remember the name of the place though.
Pulled out of the lay-by here behind an Audi RS6. "Ooh" i thought, "an RS6. Nice." I wasn't behind him for long though, as he was off! There was no keeping up with him at all.
From then on, i decided that since i was so close to Edinbrugh, that i may aswel go there. Dark was setting in as i was on arrival though, so no more pic oppertunities. Once i got to the ring road, i joined the A1, southbound, and proceeded to make my way home. Back down the A1 for about 90 miles or so, until i was back at home in Alnwick.
Driving time, about 3 - 3 1/2 hours.
Mileage, about 220.
Reason for, because i was bored.
Sorry for the English Essay length thread.