To make use of the June bank holidays, we decided to take a trip around the west coast of Scotland and try and take in some of the Inner Hebrides as well.
After agreeing to leave work around half past four to start our long journey north, we finally got away an hour after that, straight into Friday night rush hour hell. Despite taking almost an hour on the first few miles of the M1, we made good time and got as far as the Westmoorland services at Tebay, the nicest of the service stations sometime between 11 and midnight, so stayed there overnight. As service stations go, it’s definitely the best one, with a great shop. The other Service stations around the country could learn a lot from these guys.