Saturday, October 14, 2017

Euro Driving

It has been an interesting experience driving in Europe and the UK.  Beyond the obvious of Baxter in the right seat and driving on the left with the stick shift on the left.  Other mentionable considerations include the fact there are very few lights - most intersections are managed with round-a-bouts, the signs are not always easy to figure out as you drive past at 60kph, lane marks are different, and everyone else understands except you.  It took us about 6 hours to manage the most important aspects and then we were ready to go.  By time we had driven around Ireland, I dare say we blended in with the masses.
The adventure begins
Different view than we're used to in the states
One should really pay attention here, apparently
Such a nice way to say "Yield"
Do not pass...which is on the right, not left
Calm traffic
Our little Clio was lots of fun!


Jim C said...

Has the Hurricane impacted your travel from Ireland . Be safe !

Molly Gillespie said...

H. Ophelia wasn't as bad as expected. Thankfully, Cork fared pretty well. We are in the UK now and we are pretty protected and the storm moved through quickly.

Jim C said...


You need to write a book. Your posts are fabulous. Feel like I'm with you !

Sabrina and Tom said...

Being a lefty, Tom likes driving on the "other side"

Molly Gillespie said...

Thanks Jim - that is so nice of you.

Molly Gillespie said...

Fortunately, Baxter is left handed as well. I think going back to the right side would be a bit weird now.

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