Thursday, 13 February 2020
Parking...any which way
It's obviously winter. The police car came by and didn't even stop to blow his whistle at the bikes 3 deep along the waterfront.
A quick coffee this morning on a busy waterfront
Bikes were already parked 2 deep and then along came 'smart ass' and parked his bike in front of the double parked bikes. And then he just walked off. He didn't even look for a space to park and there were a few further down
Too bad if your bike was the first, parked properly. You're very properly stuck!! It's happened to me dozens of times and the darn motorbikes are just too heavy for me to move. I curse under my breath and have to search for a knight to save me. Here be dragons!!
Note the 'smart' (a brand of very small car) further down also using a space, or two, reserved for 2 wheelers
And then along came 'smart ass' no 2
He found a parking space but didn't use it. He parked his bike across the space, blocking the two motorbikes on either side and blocking the space that someone else could have used, if he wanted to park properly.
I can always find something to photo when sitting at a cafe.
Today I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. We knew all 3 'offenders' but didn't bother pointing out that their parking was a bit controversal. They wouldn't have taken any notice and would have howled blue murder if the police had stopped and given them a ticket.
Two more months and all parking along the waterfront will be banned till the end of summer.
In the summer we leave our bikes down at the municipal parking area and take the bus into the centre of town if we have business down there. We usually drink coffee at a different cafe at the end of town in the summer, away from the crowds.