The trouble with a brand new rental car is that there are no scratches already on it and so any I added couldn’t be blamed on the last person. I would have been happier with a ‘bomb’, as long as it kept going. Still, driving that Toyota Hybrid was like nothing I’d ever experienced before. It floated. There was not a bump or rattle, none of the normal sensations, certainly those associated with the cars I’m used to. I glided through the suburbs of Harrogate and out the other side.
The view I’d had of Skipton, from photos on the web, was of a quaint market village, and I thought how lucky it was that I was passing through on a Saturday when the market was operating. I’d forgotten this was the 21st century, and so the High Street was packed with cars, delivery trucks and vans. With market…
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