Snow and mist greeted us this morning, It was one of those days where the thirsty Landrover can pull rank over the aged but thrifty estate car; the boys were as disappointed as ever, that we could ‘get out of the lane’ and pick our way to school and I must admit, I would have been very happy to turn on my heels and go indoors again, this was the school run (taken by Tom)
Some roads are notorious for been difficult in bad weather being ‘only passable with care’ as they tell us on the radio traffic reports, of course the same roads numbers crop up time and time again, it’s the high exposed routes, here’s a popular selection, that I had to tackle today,
(the A54 is more likely to be referred to as the ‘Cat and Fiddle’ The Cat and Fiddle is the name of a pub, it’s the second highest pub in England and something of a landmark on that road.)
I sat and looked at this sign for some considerable time, in a queue of standing traffic. At this junction, when the traffic started to move off was an example of British queuing at it’s finest, as the two roads combined, drivers politely took it in turn, one car emerging from the left, one from the right, one from the left, one from the right; our mothers would have been proud of us for ‘sharing nicely.’ A bit further along the route, the mist was thicker and I changed that view for this sheep, you might have to squint to find it.
Only in my dreams was this achievable
I got where I was going in the end, but it was just as well I had my trusty tea mug with me and as they said on the radio it was ‘passable with care.’