Last night whilst many of you were slumbering deeply under the duvet the barnacle clan were on the move from West Yorkshire down to the West Country.
Because of school commitments we had decided to travel down overnight with my two grandsons hopefully sleeping all the way down.
Well it had just started to drizzle when we left, by the time we got to the M42 it was hammering down and followed us all the way to the Cornish border. What with all the rain,spray and it being dark I was certainly glad of Mr. Shaw's invention of the cat's eyes; especially as we now have coloured ones.
But it certainly showed where money had recently been spent on the roads and where it hadn't. Quite frankly a couple times I almost thought of stopping as I couldn't see where the road even went.
One has to wonder if this lack of investment/upgrading has contributed to any fatal accidents?
Certainly I think investing in cat's eyes at the sides of rural roads would go a lot further in cutting down on accidents on rural roads than the latest speed restrictions coming from Whitehall. Early this morning it was quite difficult to pick out the edges of the roads we were on after Okehampton.