The other day, Brit Boy and I went into Swindon, which is the biggest town in Wiltshire. We had some errands to run. We live quite a ways out in the countryside, so it is always fun to see what is going on in a more populated area. Swindon was a railway hub during the 19th century and is now a great historical landmark for the rail history of England. It’s an interesting place.
One of the things that I fear though in Swindon is the Magic Roundabout. The Magic Roundabout is this huge roundabout that is actually five roundabouts surrounding one in the center. So there is traffic coming from every direction. And since I am not from here and we don’t have roundabouts a whole lot where I come from, it scares the heck out of me! (laugh) The first time that I went through it I held my breath the whole way and closed my eyes. I wasn’t driving thank goodness. But now I can go through it breathing and with my eyes open. However, I do unconsciously grip the door as we make our way through it all.
Here’s a video of what a trip around the Magic Roundabout is like. The video is so like being there.