I did my first Oxford, Coventry, Birmingham trip yesterday and all went well. A couple of times I wondered if I was still on route because things didn’t look as I’d remembered them and then suddenly something would appear to reassure me! The only bad bit about the trip was the weather, it absolutely tipped down with rain all the way there and during my break. I’d hoped to go for another long walk while I was there but it was just too wet, so I slept a bit and watched part of a movie on my Blackberry.
The running times on the journey seem generous, generous enough to allow a 30 minute service station break and still be on time. If I’d not taken the break it would have meant sitting for 30 minutes at a bus stop (so as not to leave early) which seemed a far less attractive option than stretching my legs and having a latte.