THE day started at a motel at Baldock, north of Stevenage.
Our journey headed west along the A507 towards Milton Keynes, then took the A5 northwest towards Towcester.
Our first port of call was to be the headquarters of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club at Paulerspury.
The weather was quite unpredictable for most of the day. Consequently, some of the shots came out looking rather moody.
From Paulerspury, we headed back southeast along the A5, otherwise known as the London road, towards Milton Keynes again. For most of its length, the A5 runs as straight as an arrow. Like many similar roads in the UK, this is because it follows the course of an old Roman road.
The next stop was for lunch, at a Little Chef on the A5, just off the Old Stratford roundabout.
After lunch, we continued southeast along the A5, towards Milton Keynes.
We rejoined the A5 for just long enough for us to skirt around Bletchley, home to Bletchley Park, the famous headquarters of the UK’s decryption facility during the Second World War.
After driving along the A421 for a short hike, we rejoined the A507 we had last travelled that morning in the opposite direction. We were heading east, back towards the motel, and the day was drawing to a close.
However, we still had time for one more stop, at The Black Horse, a lovely little pub at Ireland, near Shefford.
It was a perfect setting.
The late afternoon breeze that rustled through the wheat provided a fitting ending to a jolly fine day.