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    Well I took Mrs Dave and the Vectra up to the Lakes today and I have to say she was in her element, nothing was too much trouble, she pulled and handled like a mountain goat, just sat in second and pulled from slow and steady to very quick up some very steep hills ... fantastic (by the way I am talking about the Vectra - not Mrs Dave ... Hope she doesn't read this! ). What a fantastic engine!!

    We went up to Ambleside then took the Kirkstone pass up to Penrith where we caught the M6 and headed back down towards Manchester. I pulled over in a couple of spots on the Kirkstone pass to take some piccies ... not great ones but here they are anyway (for those of you that haven't been up to the Kirkstone Pass the bit I drove up is called the Struggle and has warnings on signs about how steep it is ... one of the first roads to be closed in winter)

    The summit is some 1500 feet (500 yds) above sea level :


    Here's the trusty Mountain goat having a rest :



    A view of the road in the hills from a little lower down:



    Mrs Dave enjoying the Scenery sporting her new Vauxhall Attire :


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    You cant talk about ya car like that Some REALLY nice pictures, looks like you had fun.

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    Hmmm not quite sure what to say about that!!

    Cool jacket tho!!

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    Now you're making me sick mate...I love it up there and have driven just about every road in the area..

    if you fancy a real away-from- the-crowd... head over to wast water

    Mrs Dave looks kinda cold there mate

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    Cracking piccies there - some amazing scenery, those hills are really moody looking!!!

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    Nice photos there, one of the places Larisa wants me to take her on of the day,s.

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    thats the first pic i have seen of your car mate and its a stunner the scenery pics are really nice and the lakes are a nice part of the counrty

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    great location dave!

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    Cheers for the comments guys, Mrs Dave lived up there while she was training to become a teacher so we spent a LOT of time driving around the lakes, some wonderful places and fantastic roads. We went up to see if Ambleside had changed ... and found as we expected ... not really!

    Oh well it's back to work on Monday for both of us!

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2
    if you fancy a real away-from- the-crowd... head over to wast water
    Didn't recognise that name so just found a website ... looks lovely ... think we will have a look see next time we get some free time ... cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2
    Mrs Dave looks kinda cold there mate
    Just deep in thought I think

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