This week I’m driving an orange tin-top hired from Penrith. Hooray, the location is back hiring cars at last after the lockdowns. The colour is easy to find in a parking lot and there’s an interesting button labelled “Sport”, somewhat useful on a dynamic road like the A6 over Shap Summit (426 m.), between Kendal and Penrith in Cumbria. This is the ancient route from London to Scotland; there’s a feeling up there of being on top of the world. The weather too was being pretty dynamic, the bitter gale driving rain showers and dramatic clouds.