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UK - Scotland - Isle of Skye - Approaching Storm at a Passing Place | by © Lucie Debelkova / www.luciedebelkova.com
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UK - Scotland - Isle of Skye - Approaching Storm at a Passing Place

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As you travel further north and west of Scotland, in particular on Scotland's islands, you will sooner or later find yourself on a road too narrow to pass the vehicle coming the other way towards you. Driving these roads requires thought and concentration. There are usually plenty of passing places (but they can get fewer and further between on more minor roads), and these are usually, but not always, marked with the sign captured on this shot.

 

The trick on single track roads is to drive with a combination of consideration and assertiveness. In an ideal world, vehicles approaching one another should adjust their speeds so as to meet at a passing place. That way neither waits for the other, and both proceed at best speed. It doesnt always happen like this, but in general, people in highlands are very friendly and tend to behave this way. Extra bonus is to watch those confused tourists that are just getting used to driving on the other site than in their home country so they tend to pick the first passing place, park on the opposite side as they would do in continental Europe and wait, staring like a scared rabbit being caught in headlights (I used to be one of them too, but no more!!).

 

Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Lens: EF17-40mm f/4L USM, Photo Focal length: 24.00 mm, Aperture: 5.0, Exposure time: 1/60 s, ISO: 160

 

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Taken on July 2, 2009