Posted by Alan Truelove on August 18, 1999 at 21:10:00 from dhcp-84-154.houston.omnes.slb.com:
I observed this in July '98, on the West side of Coniston heading
N. towards Torper [Known as Torpey in our family, for complictd
reasons, and highly recommended for B&B, genuine ooh-ah Pub
contacts, and the 'hard-way' trek up Old Man]- a string of cars pulls over at the pub,
and waits [at least 3-4 mins.] until the bus (Ribble or some such)
comes from the N. and passes.
My question is, "how does the lead car know to wait?". You can't see
the single-decker bus more than a few yards away, & I heard no horn. Mobile phone?
Someone [from pub] runs out into the road and stops the car, the schedule being
acccurate? Some kind of semaphore??
A few yards later, you can pull into a lay-by [scenic view turn-off],
and see Peel Island tantalisingly close, a sight that will thrill
all TARS & remind one to bring a blow-up boat next time ...
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