I had to nip up to the 'top floor of my office' today (over 1900ft) to go and have a look at a fence line. Normally this is a 40mile drive on A roads or 32mile drive if I cut across country. However last night we had our first decent snow of the year, so it was time for a wee adventure... cross country time .
I set of on the A roads, but quickly became bored of driving through the slushiest parts of the tarmac. Too much road salt and crud was being chucked up the slower moving vehicles in front. So it was time to hit the C roads as soon as pos.
After about 5 miles I hung a left onto this....
...which was fun following a bread lorry that was weaving all over the place... eventually ending up in a ditch. I checked the driver was OK (which we was) and set off again,. No piccies of the ditched lorry as the driver might not have been pleased with me whipping out a camera to record his misfortune
It was surprising how many abandondoned cars I passed. There must have been 6 or 7 of them. Where do people go when they abandon a car in literally the middle of nowhere? iif they get a lift, then they really should consider buying whatever car came to pick them up
Anyway here's a ditched Ecsort..
About 10 more miles of white topped tarmac passed without any drama TBH, and then I came across this beauty...
Before the final few miles of steep uphill lane to get back to the A road I thought it was time for a piccie of the tank...
Anyway it flew up the snow covered road, most of which was unbroken virgin snow.
Finally got to the A road about 1 mile below the summit, only to find the gritters had been out doing what gritters do
Then just a quick short drive to the top...
All in all a nice drive - doing 32miles in about 45 minutes