The Fraggles Roadtrip Report :)


It’s not often I get to be a passenger on a long journey, I’m always the driver, but this week I went to Manchester and back with my pal Brenda.

Brenda

Brenda (iphone6)

Brenda and her gigantic hire car..

The Behemoth

The Behemoth

This is a Nissan Pathfinder, it has some cool features, a screen with a video link to a camera in the back which shows you how to reverse, I thought that to pass your driving test you had to be able to do that with wing mirrors!!

reversing for idiots

reversing for idiots 🙂 (iphone6)

but it was noisy (diesel) and took ages to go from standing to moving. The windscreen wipers came on automatically at the first sign of water on the screen, and when you switch the ignition on the car alters the drivers seat into the optimum position for your height!

It’s a modern world.

There are several ways from us to get there and back, and we travelled back up the M6 which has some beautiful scenery. So I took my camera and did some drive by shootings. 🙂

We stopped for something to eat at Lancashire service station, where there is an old sky restaurant no longer in use, you can’t get up to it as the lift has been disabled, but would have loved to see the view from up there.

Lancashire service station

Lancashire service station

We (sadly) only had the option of Burger King. I guess even trappist monks have to eat..

Dalai Burger

Dalai Burger (Iphone6)

These were all taken at 70mph through the car windows,

roadworks

roadworks

mountains ahead

mountains ahead

M6R-6

M6R-7

M6R-5

M6R-10

M6R-8

leaving the mountains behind

Spaceship landing on a plinth

Spaceship landing on a plinth.

Tomorrow Sophie and I are going back to the Farne Islands, this time taking our zoom lenses. Excited!!!

laters gaters

😉

Categories: Fuji, Iphoneography, landscape, nature, photographyTags: , , , , ,

11 comments

  1. That highway looks from a fantasy land, but then again UK landscape is part of fantasy of books and movies 🙂 The burger monk was a funny capture. Thanks kind lady, happy weekend.

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  2. 70 mph.. ?well I am very impressed!!! Fraggs these are awesome photos!!
    It’s been pouring here i mean POURING!! The roads have been closed due to flooding Who knew Fl. Monsoons were now;( suppose to rain the rest of the week . Thanks for shari g your awesome collection , I can only hope to have some that are as worthy of viewing

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  3. Those lovely green hills…you could be in California!Looking forward to seeing more from Farne Islands 🙂

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  4. Love that section of the M6 where the mountainous hills rise around you. Awesome light, nicely harnessed!

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  5. Nice one! I do like that part of the M6. We always try to have stop at the Canalside Craft Centre in Galgate for something to eat rather than the motorway services (http://canalsidecraftcentre.co.uk if you are interested – it is only a few minutes off the motorway)

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