24 January 2021

The sky is a free slideshow you can view from any bus stop or seat in the park. Thinking back, I guess I have been a cloud watcher my whole life. Since the sky often displays a huge range of...

P1000318 Edit 2Since we moved to North East Lincolnshire, we have done the mother-in-law run in a single day, rather than stop half way. Cleethorpes to Stenhousmuir takes around 5 hours, going via the A68. Two hours to Scotch Corner (toilet stop and Greggs snack/coffee), then up through West County Durham (West Auckland and Tow Law), crossing the border at Carter Bar.

We don't always bother to stop at the border but on this day when we passed through the clouds were too amazing not to photograph. Big, fluffy cumulus, low enough for it to feel like you could reach up and touch them.

Click the Read More for some nice cloud photos.

Once in Scotland, our next stop is Jedburgh, sometimes just for the loo but we have often had lunch there and it has a decent choice of cafes.

After Corbridge you are on to my favourite part of this route - the switchback hills through Northumberland. I know of no other road with such steep rises and falls and so many of them! If you've never travelled to Scotland via the A68, I can thoroughly recommend it.

 

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