Some stats for my roadtrip (well, the first day anyway) 693.4 miles 2 tanks of petrol 10 hours motorway driving 1 knackered back I've also made the interesting discovery; I don't want to move back into a major built up area :) Over the last year or so I have gotten used to the next to no traffic on these Scottish roads - bit of shock as you travel further South as you encounter traffic! The other oddity is it seemed to get warmer as you go - and there were less trees.. Speaking of oddities, anyone noticed the power station around the Leeds - Doncaster junctions on the A1 seems to interfere with GPS? It always goes haywire for 15 - 20 miles ... Good thing I haven't had to use either of the turnoffs there or I'd be hopelessly lost!