On the Road
12th Oct 2018
Left the North yesterday and the A1M was quiet until Outer Leeds
On to the M180 and South on the M1 only to be gridlocked for an Accident about Jct 25 involving a car and a lorry.
Looked as though the car pulled into the inside lane too close to the lorry.
This lane switching rule where there is heavy traffic and only two or even three lanes is causing crashes.
Yes, cars going too slowly in the middle or outside lane is a nuisance but it is the heavy transport on the roads that is part of the cause of the switching problem.
Cars wanting to exceed the speed limit by as much as 20 mph is the other
A Lack of Climate Control and Cruise Control – Both are a waste of fuel – far more than ruminants !
Britain needs a Transport Policy to get freight off the roads and onto the railways.
We pulled off at Loughborough
Headed for the Thursday Market which comes highly recommended, where Rene bought me another pair of trousers and some provisions.
But the real success was our thinking of our northern feathered friends.
We bought a fancy Bird Feeding station.
Later at Cadeby we found a grain trailer had spilled some corn on the road and Rene did a great job of collecting about 3 kgs to take home for the birds.
Does Cadeby remind you of anywhere ?
Bosworth Field ?
We left for Ambion Ln, Sutton Cheney, Nuneaton CV13 0AD and did a circle of the “field” but were most disappointed that there was no plaque even to show where the Battle of the Ruling Classes, and Richard 111 fell .
“A Horse A Horse My Kingdom for a Horse”
I would gladly find one for Lady Godiva May as we headed in the direction of Coventry.
Not only that but Leicestershire County Council sponsored
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre at £8 a throw or more
was too expensive for what was on show,
though the Carer went free, accompanied by a decrepit like me.
Staying at a very nice hotel room at Sketchley Grange,
we found on arrival, at the room, that the heating system fan made the most dreadful noise.
We asked to change rooms of the “owner” boss, but got a room heater instead.
At Dinner the John Smiths Beer came in at £4.30 a pint and the Duck was like an old boot.
Rene had the Chicken not Goolash but Stroganoff with Rice,( can you tell its not butter ?) we both had Starter and Sweet then retired.
Today we head East for Market Harborough, ? in the rain, but that is another story.
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