Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The city with roads to nowhere...


Today was a happy and at the same time a pretty bad day. Today our daughter Miss E was arriving from The Greatest Britain to see the house and of course freeload from us for three weeks. We had telephone communication and online communication setup to ensure that the little darling managed to get to the train station and airport on time, also we needed to ensure that she went to the right airport…you see she is only 22 years old and whilst I have not been a “curling parent” (someone who sweeps ahead and ensure that all is smooth for your little offspring…) I am aware that this was the first trip involving trains planes and automobiles without the guidance from Mr or Mrs E.

Miss E arrived safely at Copenhagen airport in Denmark, a short one and half hour drive from here. Once we picked her up I decided that instead of using the motorway I should take this opportunity and drive back to Elsinore, home of the Castle set in Hamlet Prince of Denmark written by the Greatest British author Mr Shakespeare, using the beach road…

Noted at this point that it was some 20 years since I went to Copenhagen driving and after Miss E had seen the statue of Hans Christian Andersen and driven down HC Andersen Boulevard 10 times looking into Tivoli Gardens she quietly told me “Dad…can we go home now?” The only problem was that the Danes have either had “Chinese metal thieves” around or someone had overnight removed all form of road signage from the Capital, of those beer brewing gents who took over Newcastle Breweries, so I was lost…truly lost…and then Mrs E came up with the brilliant idea of asking me to pull over and ask a bloke in the Shell Garage??? How stupid is that???

We drove around for another 45 minutes and then we found a sign which the Chinese had not spotted who directed us back out to the motorway thus allowing us to move in rapid speed back to Sweden…

This is the last time I complain at the road signs ever again in the Greatest Britain…
Photo Copyright Ruud Moret

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