We had our ususal signing on duties at Stokesley and got there in plenty of time to get set up. The coffee & bacon butties went down well as we met old & new friends all looking forward to a good day out.
The start time soon came round and we were the first car away, flagged off at 10am. Bright blue skies and some warmth in the sun made for a pleasant drive through some lovely countryside.
The morning section took us through Stokesley, Swainby, Osmotherley, Northallerton and onwards to the optional lunch break in Richmond. We didn't stop in Richmond but followed the route until we found a place to stop to eat, take photos and some video. Most of the photos I took were rubbish because I forgot to change the settings on the camera. The video wasn't too bad though.
Once we crossed the A66 the route headed northwards through, Ovington, Winston, Staindrop, Toft Hill, Crook and onwards to Durham to the finish on The Palace Green
Sitting on the grass in the sunshine with coffee & a cream scone was great relaxation after a good drive.
The TA performed well all day and it was a joy to drive.
Up in Scotland we came to the concusion that my failing hearing was making things difficult so I bought an intercom system and this was the first time we'd used it. It worked well and the only issue was the fact that it was wired and every time I moved my head the earpiece tried to escape from my ear. I'm sure I'll find a cure for that. I'm not sure it's worth spending the money on a wireless system.
The newest car on the run was a new MG3 brought along by the Teesside dealership. Pam spent a lot of time looking at this and talking to the salesmen. I'm getting a bit worried now.