Waking up to blue skies and sun shine, I felt like singing one of Michael Buble songs, IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY.

Meeting up at Towsure, Sheffield and enjoying one of there lovely  sandwiches. 13 cars started there journey towards Glossop. Taking notes of the flooded roads and tree falls with all the rain and winds we had. The sky now had lost the sun, dark clouds had gathered and a few drops of rain. Turning left at Ladybower, through Bamford, towards Castleton. Still raining but a good steady speed kept us dry. In Sparrow Pit we went  slightly wrong,  doing a U TURN we were soon back on the route. Plenty of bums with Lycra, and a bit of snow on them thur hills. Not much rain until we came into Buxton, the heavens opened fortunately we were in a traffic jam so the top had to go up. (HOW SAD ) We soon arrived at our coffee stop, Poole’s Cavern.

Most of the group decided to go down into the bowels of the earth, they all came back with glowing reports. How little we know what is under our feet.

At 1 30pm we took to the road doing a scenic drive to The Shalimar Indian Restaurant in Darley Dale, nr Matlock.

Our scenic drive took us through Glutton Bridge, Staffordshire, at last the sun came out, then through Longnor, Hartington, Newhaven, Pikehall Hopton, Wirksworth Matlock Bath and Matlock, towards Darley Dale where we entered the car park of The Shalimar at 2:50pm

The meal was brilliant, the service excellent. I speak for myself, but I am sure all thought the same. I am a novice when it comes to Indian food but with the help of friends a good choice was made.

We said our goodbye’s at 5:15pm. The sun still shining with clear blue skies, we entered Chatsworth Park, seeing hundreds of deer. They crossed  the road in front of us so we had to take great care. Even the full moon  was out with its back drop of blue sky. It was a good feeling.

It was a great day, enjoyed by all. My thanks to Rob and Jayne for  staying at the back with us, otherwise we would have been doing the run  some of the time on our own.

I think I speak for all, Thanking Burton and Lesley for another  BRILLIANT day.



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