Monday, 4 July 2011

One of My Favourite Things

Well, here I am, back in the UK. I'm enjoying a lovely British Summer (read - overcast and cool.) Had to fly over for an academic conference (ha ha! What an excuse!) in Manchester. Oooh, Manchester? That's only an hour from Sheffield! So, obviously, I'm staying with my best friend and her husband. Brilliant! Anyway, since I have to go over the Peak District to get from Sheffield to Manchester, I get to enjoy the wonderful A51 Glossip Road. Also known as The Snake Pass. Love that road! It's Absolutely. Brilliant.

First of all, there's the fact I'm driving a stick shift again! Love me a manuel transmission, I do. You have so much more control of the car, and of course, you are way more involved in the drive than if all you do is stick it in drive and forget it.

Secondly, I love driving twisty windy roads. This one not only has the twisty windy roads, but it goes up and down, too! Yeay! So much fun to drive.

Third, it's got one of the best set of vistas ever. Love the gorgeous moores and dales. I'll include the photos I took on my drive home (don't worry, I was stopped in a lay-by when I took them!) And, these aren't even the most stunning views! There weren't lay-bys in those locations. Gorgeous. Wish there was a spot that I could have got a snapshot of the heather, all dark purple blooms. Stunning.

So, this is one of my favourite things:

6 comments:

Charli said...

gorgeous views! Enjoy the trip!
--charlene

Adele said...

Thanks, Char!

Coila said...

Looks awesome! Glad you get to do what you love! Love you!

Adele said...

Ta, Coi! Loving the yoda image, btw.

Veronica said...

I love driving a stick shift on the open road. Sucks when you sit in city traffic. Can't wait to see more pics! Enjoy your time over there. Love Ya! *smooch*

Moongirl said...

How fun! I love my stick shift too! I look forward to more photos.