Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Wet Wet Wet

Turned out nice again...

On the wettest day of the year so far, our commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the final train to Kingsbridge turned out to be a very British affair.

Unperturbed, 80 intrepid explorers turned out to recreate the journey as a bus route. Some had thought we'd actually be driving along the trackbed itself... (I know). Although in parts it might have been easier for the driver to have done that, given the complexity of the route and the steamy windows through which it had to be negotiated.

Highlights included: an encounter with the world's laziest Policeman, who'd rather see us out in the rain directing traffic than move an inch to do it himself - or, mercifully, to arrest us for blocking up the village; accidental deforestation of the road to Gara Bridge; and 270 KTA's crossing of Gara Bridge itself, which attracted more attention than the tour of the old station which was going on at the same time. My gould, it's tight...

We had a lovely time, and paid tribute to our ancestors in a way that befitted their own 'last train' celebrations fifty years ago. It was anything but dry.

We'll be doing Gara Bridge again on Saturday, by the way, at the Kingsbridge Vintage Bus Running Day. You're welcome to come along and watch.

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