Tuesday, 1 August 2006

Oh, Look, it's raining. Lets go for a drive.


The Main Road through Preston, it was like this for 7 hours yesterday.

Most people who arrive in the Bay in their cars tend to leave them all alone during their holiday. They can walk to the beach or get a bus if they want to go a little futher afield. Makes sense, you don't know the roads or what parking will be like and you can always have a drink or two if some one else is doing the driving. But when it is raining, as it was yesterday, and I am sorry to say is to day , all 20 000 holiday makers look at their partners and children and all say,"Oh, look, it's raining. Lets go for a drive." They do this in with the mistaken idea that this wonderful idea has not popped into the heads of 19 999 other holiday makers. Every bus driver, white van driver, dust cart driver, travelling sales man, brewery dray driver and poor jerk who drives to work, the list is endless but all of them know if it rains then the roads will be like the approach roads to HELL 10 minutes after Gabriel blows the last trumpet.

And it was, drivers were on the radio all day long and well into the evening reporting, 10 mins late, 20 mins late, should be in Torquay but just leaving Paignton, am in Paignton heading for Brixham but should be heading for Torquay, am in Newton but should be in Paignton until finally;"I am in Brixham but should be in Newton." That's 80 mins late.

One of the main problems is lack of roads. In a big town or city there are different ways to the same place. Here every thing heading for Torquay and Babbacombe from Paignton and Brixham has to go through Preston. And when they come back they have to go through Preston.

Never mind the Kingskerswell by pass. We need a Preston By Pass!

2 comments:

Flo said...

Nice piece of writing, David!

As for getting on the empty bus: Well, that is if you're still standing (not to mention if you're still capable of getting on a bus) after that three and a half thousand buses full of radioactive waste have passed by. I guess one catches a lot of rays while waiting there...

flo said...

ahh, me culpa, I commented on the wrong post. The above comment was supposed to show up under "Double Decker Buses and Swimming Pools"...