13-Mar-2014 -- Again this is a point that I hadn't really intended to revisit today. I was on my way from the Lake District to Northumberland, only 120 miles but the Sat-Nav suggesting nearly four hours. This suggests that it isn't main roads all the way...
I leave my overnight accommodation and turn left onto the single track road that disappears off into the (very steep) hills. It is a cool morning with a thick mist, visibility is about a hundred yards or so.
As I climb up the hill, the mist gets thicker, visibility now 50 yards and the hills steeper - 1-in-3 in places and with 180 degree bends thrown in.
As I reach the top I break out into bright clear sunshine and miles of visibility. I pull over and spend a while just admiring the scenery and the complete lack of any human noise.
The next 8 miles are down a really narrow road, the width of the car plus one foot. Luckily I met nothing coming the other way.
It takes nearly an hour to go just 15 miles.
I am soon back in civilization and making my way along the A69 when I spot a "snack-wagon" at the side of the road in a layby. I pull over and have the "bacon special". A large bap, 2 sausages, 3 bacon a fried egg on top, washed down with a large tea.
As I carry along the A69 I realise that I will pass within about a mile of this CP. I've not been here since October 11 when we stopped off on the way up to Scotland for a family holiday.
There is nobody about today, I put my boots on and walk directly to the point, document the usual photo's and then some panorama shots with the Galaxy S4.