I'm in Cornwall, heading home tomorrow and have enough to get me a bit over half way. Any other week I'd only be doing 50 miles or so.
Public transport planning info at www.traveline.info
There are four varieties in society: the lovers, the ambitious, observers and fools. The fools are the happiest.
Hippolyte Taine – French critic and historian (1828-93)
I was speaking to class 1 HGV driver ( I think - Flatbed with 40’ container on it) last month.. he said that there is no real shortage of drivers but there is a shortage of cheap drivers. His view was that a lot of companies are not prepared to pay the true rates. He said that supermarkets are paying over the odds to fright companies to ensure they have priority and continuity of supply.
Drove down from Scotland Thursday/Friday no problems half a tank when home. Went to local Sainsburys for shopping, could hardly get into car park for queues to pumps. I had thought I might fill up but didn't bother it will be fine by next week. The gas situation is far more worrying it takes longer to build gas storage than to entice a few drivers back to work with a decent wage.
Evolution is great at solving problems. It's the methods that concern me.
Amazing eh? BBC and newspapers puts a story out about fuel shortages and government assurances there’s plenty of fuel and no need to panic. Boom. Every forecourt in the land clogged with people filling there cars to the brim.
WTF did this government of utter idiots and the responsible journalists expect to happen?
Are the same issues happening in Europe and elsewhere in the world or is this unique to the UK? And if so why would that be?