Motor Traveling In the UK
We pick up the car... oh my God.
Gary and I are a little apprehensive of the car thing... driving on the left side of the road is a tad bit overwhelming.... must admit, it has been difficult just being a pedestrian with the cars driving on the other side of the road - it is all so dyslexic.
We decide to walk over to the Hertz rent a car - it’s about a mile and a half away.
The walk was really pleasant, the car rental process fine and then the introduction - Yikes, it is a huge Audi - it looks like a wagon. We have never owned or driven a car this big - where is our little inconspicuous car?
They say this is the only automatic they have left... we say ok, show us how this thing works.
The man walks off, Gary and I sit silently in the car - savoring this moment, because both of us realize that the next will be crazy scary. We are at a busy intersection - and in a matter of 30 yards, we must merge into a busy traffic flow; go through a crazy 5 line entry, stop lighted round-a-bout; miss the construction happening in one of the lanes and flow side by side a bus in a very narrow road... WHILE REMEMBERING TO STAY ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROAD.
Gary and I simultaneously let out a sigh and off we go. We make it safely to our hotel only a little-over-the-edge-stressed, pack the car with our luggage and then begin the driving journey of our adventure.
We will be on the road for the next 5 weeks.
Regardless of what is said about driving in Europe... and by the by it is all true, we really do like driving around in Europe... We love being on the back small roads, being totally lost and confused - It is so very much like being on an amusement park ride - You never know what is around the next corner.
Here are some of our most recorded memorable moments.
Obstacles on the Road
Traveling to Holy Island is very interesting. If you do not judge the tides correctly you and your car could be swept out to sea... If you do not leave the island in time you get to stay until the next low tide... And if you met someone coming the opposite direction you hope they are driving a very narrow car :)
Walls, Buses, Cars, Sheep and very small roads with very big stone walls.
Sometimes There are Just Such Beautiful Things To See
Countryside, Clouds, Unusual Houses and Villages.
Then Sometimes You Get Lost
Yup, and when you find yourself there can be some really cool things waiting for you.
The next series of pictures is us getting lost in the middle of no where while looking for something really special.