Drove up to the lake District today to visit aunty and cousins. Whilst it's not great driving on motorways, once I reached the A66 leading directly to the Lakes I was looking forward to an 'easier' and more picturesque drive. Wow! this road has changed over the years! Sooooo much traffic......where once was a simple, single carriageway, now were dual-laned carriageways with lots of fast moving trucks. The scenery however, never fails to please.
One thing I've noticed here in England in mid-summer is the extraordinary length of the days. Broad daylight by about 4.30am and still twilight at 10.00pm. This pic was taken at 10.00pm as J and I walked back from a lovely dinner at this pub - the Royal Oak :)