My Life and the M25

I love travelling. I’ve been around the world. I’ve been on Planes, Trains and Automobiles and a lot more besides. Some of it was scary and some of it was fun.

However, I am currently commuting on the M25 every day and am not enjoying this sort of travelling! It’s not scary or fun. It’s downright tedious!

Below, is a sign which tells me how long it is going to take me to get from J7 of the M25 to J10. (15 miles). On a Monday this sign reads “45mins”. The photo below was taken on a Sunday morning….

See this queue on the right – this is me everymorning!

But it could be so much worse…..

Death Road, Bolivia – 300 people died on this road every year!

How about Simpson Bay in Saint Maarten? Planes fly so low that trucks get blown over.

These kids in Lebak, Indonesia have a rough time getting to school!

At least I don’t have to go by train!

Or have to walk….

So, I should be grateful really that when I leave my house – this line of traffic on my road at 7am is the first thing I need to negotiate! And that’s before I get anywhere near the M25!!!!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. trixfred30
    Mar 04, 2012 @ 19:00:36

    Id like to see the kids try that bridge out

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  2. Sharon
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 16:18:54

    They always say look at the positive side and count your blessings. I’d take the highway any day over Death Road. And WOW at the plane coming in so low and people standing around like so what.

    Reply

  3. aixcentric
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 19:48:38

    Hello from sunny France where all the trains run on time (not!) Read on to see what happened yesterday !
    ============================================

    HEAVY snowfalls of up to 14cm caused widespread disruption in the north with dozens of trains stuck, motorways jammed and 140,000 households without electricity.

    This morning 22,000 families to the south of Lille and at Maubege woke up still without power.

    Hundreds of passengers had to spend the night in sleeping cars and in hotels in Paris, Lille and Roissy after several incidents totally blocked rail traffic in the north-east.

    TGVs were forced to run on normal main lines after an overhead power line was brought down and then traffic was halted completely when a TER train broke down.

    Nearly 500 passengers on an Amsterdam-Paris Thalys high-speed train were stuck for nine hours between Combles and Chaulens in the Somme without power, food or electricity.

    When they finally arrived at Arras late in the afternoon one passenger told Nouvel Observateur they had “no heating or electricity, just crisps, peanuts, soft drinks and vin rouge”.

    In Paris the north-south RER lines B and D were both halted after a passenger fell ill at Chatelet.

    Traffic was completely disrupted on the line between Gard du Nord and Chatelet. SNCF says it is the busiest rail tunnel in the world with 1,000 trains per day.

    Line H was also halted after an overhead power line failed.

    Tens of thousands of passengers were affected with several jumping down on to the tracks between Gard du Nord and Chatelet to walk through the tunnel.

    This affected getting services restarted and, while some trains were running by late in the evening, it was this morning before traffic resumed fully. Line B carries 900,000 travellers a day and Line D 550,000.

    On the roads, the snow led to 70km of traffic jams with the worst affected routes being the A25 and RN41 between Bethune and Lille.

    Lille-Lesquin airport was closed just during the afternoon, causing the cancellation of nearly a dozen flights.
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    NOT REPORTED IN UK WHERE WE IMAGINE EVERYTHING IN FRANCE RUNS LIKE CLOCKWORK!!

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  4. Conor Bofin
    Aug 18, 2012 @ 18:39:46

    Everything in France runs like clockwork up until noon. Then the clock stops until mid afternoon. I do think that they have it right.
    Best,
    Conor

    Reply

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