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Yesterday was the best day we have had in southern Scotland this year - warm and with clear skies and beautiful bright sunshine. So what better thing to do than take my little toy out of her wraps in the garage and head off up some deserted roads in the country. A quick check of oil, water and sparking plugs and I was ready to go. Oh, I had to buy some petrol too - just over 15 litres cost me £20 - the same amount would have cost about £0.23 when this car was built - about one hundredth of the cost today.

A bit of research on GoogleEarth had found me a wonderful and almost deserted little glen near Broughton called Glenholm which is home to a couple of farms and also the Glenholm Centre. The road continues a distance of about five miles to the south from Broughton until it eventually peters out at a farm steading in the shadow of Culter Fell: the road is well surfaced but is narrow with passing places. Unfortunately, most of the heath and grassland here has yet to benefit from springtime but a local farmer has told me that in autumn this place is glorious with purple heather - something to which to look forward.

You can see from where I took the picture if you click on Map:[view] but you can also take a little drive along this road if you click here and drag the little yellow man onto the cross.

For those of you who are interested, my little car is a 1935 Austin Ten Lichfield saloon. In the 1930's, Austin was the most successful motor manufacturer in Britain, though he was probably more famous for producing the very small and perky little Seven.

Shot in RAW and converted and edited in PSE6.

Thank you for looking and all comments/critiques/advice are appreciated!

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