Sometimes life throws you a U-turn, or rather the sat nav in the car tells you that the A66 ahead of you is closed, so to turn around and add an extra hour onto a 4 hour journey. Instead of getting annoyed, I decided to enjoy the detour and what a detour it was. Plenty of twisty country roads, beautiful sunshines and fields full of spring lambs.
Who needs an A road with a view like that?
The other plus of the detour, a quaint country pub, The Shepherds Inn Freehouse in Penrith. The baguettes come highly recommended.
A new motto: enjoy the detours life throws at you. This one was stunning!