But listen. Driving in to school in the middle of winter as the sun is rising, especially after a break, is pretty rough. Right? I mean, I know, you have it worse, because where you live the sun never shines and you walk backwards uphill to school and your children collect scrap metal so they can buy themselves breakfast and fine fine fine it’s much worse for you but for other people, okay for me, getting the kids to school on dawnish winter mornings is rough.
And what cheers up a rough morning like taking photos while you’re driving down the road?*
Yes, fine, I’m not very bright.**
If you have a tendency to get a little dizzy, photos of cars on the wrong side of the road and street signs that look like unhelpful squiggles may disorient you. So, sit down, or whatever. And if you have recently been to the UK and driven on the wrong side of the road and had multiple close-calls or possibly hit a mirror or two while you were driving, you might experience a little PTSD on viewing these photos. I’m not looking at my sister in law as I say this. Not at all. Move along.
Wake up and get going:
See that “30” painted in a circle on the road? That’s the speed limit. Can’t see it? No? Good luck, then.
Whee! Here’s comes the ROUNDABOUT! Don’t worry, except for that one time, I rarely crash in to things in roundabouts. It all seems to be a game of follow-the-leader. Get behind a nice assertive car, and follow them right through.
Another roundabout, and proof that I spent no time whatsoever focusing the camera. Also, this blue car was a great leader through the roundabouts, so I wanted to keep up. PS – this is ‘traffic’.
Feeling weird yet? It’s probably even stranger that I am driving my American car, with thedriving wheel on the left side, while driving on the left side of the road — instead of right-side wheel for left-side driving. Fortunately I’m great at spacial relationships.***
I love driving down this street each morning. It has that Camelot-English feel I imagined we’d find here. One day I’ll do a photo walking tour through this area — some great restaurants, shops, pubs …
And now I’m home safe, and hoping this was not the worst idea ever. If I’m deported for reckless driving, I’ll let you know.
*- For the benefit of anyone who cares, let me reassure you that I did not take time away from driving to fiddle with the camera. I held the camera on the wheel, held the wheel with both hands, and clicked along as I drove. I think all the fuzzy photos prove my point.
**-I do, however, have a letter attesting to my sanity.^
****-Very probably not true