The Final Furlong

Stratford

Clive has guaranteed me that he shall arrive with Paul before 3pm. He is right; he pulls up on the driveway at 2:57. Then the taxi arrives and we are all set. It looks like it will be mission accomplished…
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Hexham

The drive from Windermere is, if anything, even prettier than the drive to it yesterday. Heading away from the sun allows the richness of the colours to unfold before me, and despite being on a schedule as usual, I simply…
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Cartmel

I am treated to another spectacular drive on the way to the Lake District, and again Tiny struggles to cope. The A592 goes past Ullswater through the pretty villages of Glenridding and Patterdale before climbing the daunting Kirkstone Pass. There…
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Kelso

There are more shenanigans in the morning at the Best Western Kings Head, but my spirits are soon revived as the A698 up to Jedburgh is spectacular. It swoops and cambers, with sweeping bends and tight hairpins. If it formed…
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Catterick

I had forgotten, when I triumphantly proclaimed after Wincanton that the big driving was over, that I was actually hiring a car for the Scottish Swing. So this morning I have what turns out to be three and a half…
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Musselburgh

On the plane up to Edinburgh I sit next to Angus. He spots that I’m rereading Four-Iron In The Soul and we get chatting about golf. He has played all the big courses in Scotland, and I’m slightly jealous. I…
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