Today was a big driving day. Not the biggest to date but still many miles under the wheels of this Skoda. We are off to Derby after our days in Penrith. The drive reinforced many of my thoughts about UK roads and drivers.
UK drivers are, generally, very civilised. The organisation of UK roads is remarkable. It needs to be to cope with such complex traffic.
But!!! It just works.
UK drivers seem to have an innate way of managing the congestion. Motorway traffic seems to have its own organic flow. It is like a choreographed dance unfolding in front of me as I hug the middle lane. I worry I’ll end up trapped not fast enough or too fast for where I am.
When I watch how it works though, it is delightful. Everyone hugs the left lane most of the time. When they need to pass they drift out to another lane. Then they duck back again.
Why This Blog
Three years ago, my sister Julie and I travelled to the UK for 3 weeks. It was 50 years since we had arrived in Australia as £10 tourists. We wanted to see all the places we remembered from our childhood. Not only the places we went to in our childhood but also the places we had never seen but had formed part of our family culture. We felt the trip was a wild success. But there was a down side… we needed to go back and finish a few things off. 2018 and we are back. So let me tell you all about it.