It took the best part of three hours to get home last night - and it's only 70 miles! I headed cross-country as the A22 towards the motorway was already looking lumpy. The route is lovely over to Royal Tunbridge Wells and then on towards Maidstone before cutting across to the M20, A249, M2, A2 and home.
Last night it was a crawl all the way until I reached the roundabout at Paddock Wood where we were diverted as the road was shut!!!
Long story short - I got fed up with crawling so headed off down back doubles on my lonesome and spent a frustrating time on lanes barely wide enough for the car. Finally made Maidstone where I stopped for some supplies at Sainsburys (the nearest one to where I live is across Canterbury) and I invested in some of their wonderful Kalamaki Olives from the deli. Finally got home and enjoyed the olives with some French bread and pate and some German meat and mature cheddar and a bottle of Stella.
Just wondering which way to head home tonight!
BTW - The image is to give a flavour of the scenery I was driving through.