We loaded the MG3 with all our gear and headed off mid morning, arriving in Penrith in the early afternoon having stopped for lunch on the way across.
It was an easy afternoon in a town we'd often driven past but never visited. After strolling round the shops and having a coffee we headed off to the Castle.
Penrith Castle isn't that big and it didn't take long to look round so we took a stroll in the park and found a game of crazy golf. It was the craziest crazy golf I've ever seen. It was built in the 1960s and it's amazing it's still there even though the vandals have had a go at it recently.
Run over it was time to find the B&B which thankfully wasn't difficult and we got checked in. The evening meal was at a local Indian restaurant. This was the first time we'd eaten in an Indian restaurant and we were amazed at the portion sizes. Incredible value for money and we got a discount through the B&B. The food was really tasty too.
A hearty breakfast set us up for a day in the country. The first section we looked after was Bridge. This is a short run up a narrow twisty road, over a hump back bridge to a forward stop astride. A reverse to another stop astride at an angle to the first turned the competitors round and back down the road to the finish.
With two of us there we were at opposite sides of the reverse stop astride which is where we expected the most failures. True enough that's where most of the failures were.
One thing I did notice was the attitudes of the navigators. Some were watching the cone on their side and letting the driver know when they were astride the line, which is what I would have wanted from my navigator if I were competing. Others just sat there doing not much at all. I'll let you guess where the failures were.
It was a great weekend and I won a quid on the scratchcard.