Local Heart, Global Soul

July 31, 2013

Tunneling North Through the Dartford Crossing…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Last summer we took our visiting Singaporean friend on a big adventure, we have been visiting friends of the Kiwidutch family in Folkestone and are now heading a little north of London.

We are a little worried about the traffic around London and around the Dartford Crossing because we had heard many horror stories of traffic delays there.

I expected to find two bridges there but was surprised to see that there is a tunnel going under the river if you are heading northwards and a gigantic bridge to cross instead if you are travelling southwards.

It’s a toll road and although there is wall to wall of traffic on both directions our northward flow keeps moving at a steady flow so it didn’t take too long before we were out the other side and moving at proper motorway pace once again.

The motor way traffic is kind too despite more predictions of bad traffic problems due to the 2012 Olympics running at the same time in nearby London and we managed to reach our next destination in almost a “normal” amount of time. Our destination is just a short distance from Stansted Airport: the village of Great Dunmow.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

1 Comment »

  1. Except for the signs, you could have been on the Auckland motorway – bridges, tunnels and all

    Comment by kiwiskan — July 31, 2013 @ 1:30 am | Reply


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