This Thursday an event took place in Newcastle, organised by the Yorkshire Universities organisation: we visited the Technology Centre of Procter and Gamble, to see how they deal with innovation and academic relations.
I drove up with the car. It was foggy, but the visibility was quite good - several 100 m, and traffic was ok. It took me about 2 1/2 hours each way. The landscape along the motorway looked very mysterious, the bare trees disappearing in the fog.