The M6 Toll road is probably the best £5.50 you can spend in the UK. It's like going back to the M1 in the 1960s. When everyone else is having a nose-to-tail nightmare on the M6 and Spaghetti Junction, the rest of us are bowling along the toll road without a care in the world. I didn't feel quite so tickety-boo on this occasion, but it wasn't the end of the world .... until the overhead motorway signboards read 'M6 closed Jnct 16 - 17'. And so it began. We crept for miles and miles and miles and miles. At one point engines were turned off, and we just sat. Three lorries had had an accident and that was that! The recommended speed was 40 mph, 4 mph would have been nice.
I got to know my neighbours quite well.
The late evening sun was still shining by the time I reached the end of our lane. It was 9.30 pm and I had left at 11 am. It's a good thing BBC Radio 4 have a range of very good programmes on Fridays! I listened to all of them, and was glad!