sailing into Poole

Britain has been basking in real summer weather lately and before I before I flew stateside I had the celebration of my significant other's significant birthday to enjoy..Scotland was the destination, so the ferry trip to Poole followed by the drive up was enhanced by the beautiful weather. I took to the deck of the fast car ferry to catch some shots as we came into Poole on the South Coast of England. Ferry services from Guernsey sail to Weymouth, Poole or Portsmouth, none of which are well served by fast roads linking with the motorway system. The motorway system has suffered from underinvestment for decades and every time I make the drive to Scotland, I wonder how long it will take for journeys to take less time on minor roads. Why is lane hogging a British trait! I would like the gantry boards to have messages like 'are you sitting in the middle lane because you might in the next 5 minutes need to overtake a lorry!' Only joking but something pithy might get through. I LOVE the American system of be able to overtake on either side and don't think it's dangerous as long as you know you have to look both sides.

Living on a small island necessarily entails a deal of isolation, but when the ferry trip is like this one it is bearable.



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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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