Bank Holiday Monday I decided to brave the traffic flowing to the coast and headed into the Lincolnshire Wolds. Many have the impression that all of Lincolnshire is flat and that description certainly applies to the narrow coastal plain where I live and to the Southern part of the county. Not mountainous the Lincolnshire Wolds are full of undulating and steep sided valleys carved out by glaciers in the various Ice Ages which covered most of the country.
5.75 min video from when I turned off the A16 heading for the Bluestone Heath Road. That was the theory but with my usual fantastic navigation skills, just after passing a cyclist, I went straight through the crossroads where I should have turned left:
Much as I tried it seems very difficult to show the full effect with photos but here are a few from the vantage point where I stopped on a wide verge to let Penny stretch her legs and brave a cool breeze. Where conditions had been bright and Sunny before setting off they soon turned duller with thick cloud cover. To rescue some colour and contrast these photos were tweaked using the Contrasted Light_14 filter in Simply HDR.
The battle wagon parked up:
Views from this point:
5.5 min video. Part of the return journey on the A16 turning right at the roundabout at the top of Kenwick Hill where the road drops off the edge of the Wolds down to the Lincolnshire coastal plain:
I found the Honda Jazz somewhat noisier with wind and road noise than the Mitsubishi Charisma but to make up for that it gave me 54.4mpg over the 30 mile round trip.
Sad to read that Lincolnshire's narrow roads are becoming more dangerous again. This month, with a week to go, has turned out to be the worst for several years with 14 RTAs. Unfortunately six of those have ended with fatalities. No so long ago two of our roads were listed among the most dangerous in the country.