With few beers down i had a sound sleep.Announcement in cruise to reach at the parking level woke me up and we had zero time to freshen up,i guess it had to wait until the nearest Petrol bunk 🙂
It took some time for me in immigration while other motorcyclists zoomed away quickly by flashing their ID’s.Most of the blokes were from Europe,figured that out from the number plates.Of all countries i had visited so far,UK immigration were most concerned if i am going to stay here illegally and the immigration officers looked absolutely certain that i am going to
I don’t blame them,we Indians have a bad reputation about it.
I was asked about the return ticket from London and unfortunately hard copy i have been carrying was dumped long time ago to make some space in the bag along with other documents
I offered to plugin the hard drive which had a soft copy of the ticket,but they refused in a confusion that it might have some virus in it .After convincing them for half an hour and telling them daywise plan and which all places i am going to visit,they let me go after taking all my details.I almost had that moment,where i thought my journey is over here and i am going to get deported back home 🙂
As i get back on the highway,i am surprised by the frequently changing weather.It kept on changing its pattern to Gloomy,cloudy,rainy and then sunshine like nothing ever happened,i have seen it all in those first 200 miles
I arrived in Sheffield and rode towards Snake Pass.Meanwhile that sunny weather i was talking about at Ladybower Reservior.
Snake road – A57
From here i continued to Lake district national park,had marked Kirkstone pass there.Coudn’t fail to notice the stone walls on the both side of the road in these internal roads,something unique which i have seen in UK only..on my journey so far.It looked somewhat pretty to me,but can be fatal in case of a motorcycle crash i think.
Word of caution 🙂
Found a cheap hostel in the national park and settled for the night,rain kept me occupied for quite some today and lot of stuff was soaked in water,i carried these thick polythene for such occasions as the boxes were not completely waterproof.Wrapped everything in the polythene for the rest of the journey.