|And here I was thinking Irish roads were narrow!|
I have been driving for little under a month now and am enjoying it a great deal. I have a shift sheet, which means I am on a six week rota: every week, the rota starts anew and I do the same shifts again. Within that rota I have morning, evening and day shifts, although the latter aren't that common. The day shifts are usually very early morning and the evening shifts finish late at night. Some shifts I will do for several days in a row, other shifts are a one off during the six week period.
Last week and this week I have a shift that starts in a tiny hamlet. I call it that and I think I may be a tiny bit optimistic in using that word! From that hamlet I drive to another hamlet. I do all that in the dark. In all types of weather! On narrow roads. Very narrow roads. A road with a bus on it. And that's it! No more room for anything else!!
If you don't believe it, check out the following address on google maps: Stakkestadvegen 231, Tysvær, Rogaland, Norway and use streetview! Imagine me, in my bus, on that road, in the dark, while it's raining or snowing and a bit pressed for time! Oh, and with kids on board!! A good thing about those roads is that the locals know about the bus. So, they won't go out in their cars until they have seen the bus pass. Because I sure as Huckleberry am not going to back down that road!