Place: The roads leading to Boscastle, Cornwall.
Date: February 2008.
Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3.
Coming from a land of wide-open spaces with lovely wide roads, I'm completely, utterly fascinated (and a little bit in love) with the gorgeous country lanes for which England is famous. Even the busier "A" roads are often lined by tall deciduous trees and ivy-covered stone walls.
Last week we travellled hundreds of miles along these kinds of roadways as we explored Cornwall by hire car. Everything looked so picturesque, but it was impossible to stop and take photographs, simply because there was nowhere to park the car safely -- hence these snapshots were taken through the windscreen!
In some places the hedgerows were 12-foot high and the roads were so narrow only a single lane of traffic could traverse them. Thankfully, we never met cars coming the other way, because I'm not quite sure how we would have been able to get past. I assume the drivers in this part of the world are expert in using the reverse gear! Probably just as well I wasn't doing the driving then: I never could quite get the hang of reversing.