Ducks delay

First published in Letters

MY WIFE and I were on our way to Festival Park Ebbw Vale when going along the main road above Cwm we noticed the traffic was moving slowly for no apparent reason. Within a couple of seconds we realised a duck was waddling down the road with her ducklings. They had nowhere to go due to the high wall down the side of the road.

When we arrived at the shopping centre, we went down to the Owl Sanctuary to report the incident. When we explained the situation to a lady at the reception, she informed Malcolm, a member of staff who with another colleague grabbed a large net and carrier and immediately went after the stricken family.

After we had done our shopping I went down to the sanctuary to see what happened. I met Malcolm and as I was a member of the Gwent Ornithological Society I was thrilled to hear he had retrieved the duck and her six ducklings. He escorted me to a unit where he had placed the stressed out family in a cage to calm down.

It was great to see the family safely together with the ducklings snuggled around their mother with one sitting on her back. He said he would leave them there to settle down and then take them to a rescue centre in Newport to be released in a pond.

I left a donation and thanked Malcolm and his staff for an excellent job.

Mr and Mrs Evans Greenmeadow Torfaen

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8:29pm Fri 9 May 14

MRSjane says...

What a lovely story, makes a change from all the do and gloom :)
What a lovely story, makes a change from all the do and gloom :) MRSjane
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8:30pm Fri 9 May 14

MRSjane says...

that's doom and gloom.
that's doom and gloom. MRSjane
  • Score: -1

9:34pm Sun 11 May 14

varteg1 says...

Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road
As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway
I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface..

The image will never fade, It was so pathetic.

I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings
Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface.. The image will never fade, It was so pathetic. I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings varteg1
  • Score: -2

10:15pm Sun 11 May 14

displayed says...

and they all lived happily ever after.
The end................
and they all lived happily ever after. The end................ displayed
  • Score: -2

1:09pm Mon 12 May 14

throwy1 says...

varteg1 wrote:
Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road
As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway
I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface..

The image will never fade, It was so pathetic.

I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings
Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.
[quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface.. The image will never fade, It was so pathetic. I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings[/p][/quote]Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads. throwy1
  • Score: 0

2:36pm Mon 12 May 14

-trigg- says...

throwy1 wrote:
varteg1 wrote: Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface.. The image will never fade, It was so pathetic. I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings
Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.
...and also no pedestrians on Autoroutes or UK motorways.

Do try thinking before automatically assuming someone was going too fast for the prevailing conditions. Also worth considering that a duckling is somewhat smaller than a human being and therefore ever so slightly harder to see in the distance.
[quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface.. The image will never fade, It was so pathetic. I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings[/p][/quote]Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.[/p][/quote]...and also no pedestrians on Autoroutes or UK motorways. Do try thinking before automatically assuming someone was going too fast for the prevailing conditions. Also worth considering that a duckling is somewhat smaller than a human being and therefore ever so slightly harder to see in the distance. -trigg-
  • Score: 4

12:29pm Tue 13 May 14

throwy1 says...

-trigg- wrote:
throwy1 wrote:
varteg1 wrote: Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface.. The image will never fade, It was so pathetic. I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings
Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.
...and also no pedestrians on Autoroutes or UK motorways.

Do try thinking before automatically assuming someone was going too fast for the prevailing conditions. Also worth considering that a duckling is somewhat smaller than a human being and therefore ever so slightly harder to see in the distance.
Trigg I would suggest you reread Varteg's first comment i.e ripping down an AutoRoute.
[quote][p][bold]-trigg-[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface.. The image will never fade, It was so pathetic. I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings[/p][/quote]Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.[/p][/quote]...and also no pedestrians on Autoroutes or UK motorways. Do try thinking before automatically assuming someone was going too fast for the prevailing conditions. Also worth considering that a duckling is somewhat smaller than a human being and therefore ever so slightly harder to see in the distance.[/p][/quote]Trigg I would suggest you reread Varteg's first comment i.e ripping down an AutoRoute. throwy1
  • Score: -2

6:59pm Tue 13 May 14

varteg1 says...

throwy1 wrote:
varteg1 wrote:
Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road
As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway
I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface..

The image will never fade, It was so pathetic.

I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings
Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.
Throwy....I was travelling UNDER the speed limit of 130kph (80 mph in UK speed), so your implication I was speeding is a no no.
[quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface.. The image will never fade, It was so pathetic. I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings[/p][/quote]Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.[/p][/quote]Throwy....I was travelling UNDER the speed limit of 130kph (80 mph in UK speed), so your implication I was speeding is a no no. varteg1
  • Score: 2

7:05pm Tue 13 May 14

varteg1 says...

throwy1 wrote:
varteg1 wrote:
Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road
As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway
I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface..

The image will never fade, It was so pathetic.

I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings
Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.
ALSO, on an Autoroute in France SPEED LIMITS ARE 130KPH IN THE DRY, AND 100 IN THE RAIN (62MPH).

It's Germany where some roads are limitless.

Best to say nowt when you know nowt. or at least check before pressing the send button.
[quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface.. The image will never fade, It was so pathetic. I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings[/p][/quote]Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.[/p][/quote]ALSO, on an Autoroute in France SPEED LIMITS ARE 130KPH IN THE DRY, AND 100 IN THE RAIN (62MPH). It's Germany where some roads are limitless. Best to say nowt when you know nowt. or at least check before pressing the send button. varteg1
  • Score: 3

7:07pm Tue 13 May 14

varteg1 says...

varteg1 wrote:
throwy1 wrote:
varteg1 wrote:
Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road
As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway
I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface..

The image will never fade, It was so pathetic.

I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings
Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.
ALSO, on an Autoroute in France SPEED LIMITS ARE 130KPH IN THE DRY, AND 100 IN THE RAIN (62MPH).

It's Germany where some roads are limitless.

Best to say nowt when you know nowt. or at least check before pressing the send button.
PS unfortunately ducks and pedestrians are barred from using the road as a pathway, but ducks....shucks!...c
an't teach 'em anything.
[quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface.. The image will never fade, It was so pathetic. I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings[/p][/quote]Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.[/p][/quote]ALSO, on an Autoroute in France SPEED LIMITS ARE 130KPH IN THE DRY, AND 100 IN THE RAIN (62MPH). It's Germany where some roads are limitless. Best to say nowt when you know nowt. or at least check before pressing the send button.[/p][/quote]PS unfortunately ducks and pedestrians are barred from using the road as a pathway, but ducks....shucks!...c an't teach 'em anything. varteg1
  • Score: 2

12:24pm Wed 14 May 14

throwy1 says...

varteg1 wrote:
throwy1 wrote:
varteg1 wrote:
Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road
As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway
I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface..

The image will never fade, It was so pathetic.

I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings
Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.
ALSO, on an Autoroute in France SPEED LIMITS ARE 130KPH IN THE DRY, AND 100 IN THE RAIN (62MPH).

It's Germany where some roads are limitless.

Best to say nowt when you know nowt. or at least check before pressing the send button.
I quite agree it is wise not to comment when not sure. Certainly if you are going to respond in Capitals be sure to be correct which you are not in dry weather the Minimum speed is 130kph not the maximum (source Wikki Europe)
[quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface.. The image will never fade, It was so pathetic. I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings[/p][/quote]Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.[/p][/quote]ALSO, on an Autoroute in France SPEED LIMITS ARE 130KPH IN THE DRY, AND 100 IN THE RAIN (62MPH). It's Germany where some roads are limitless. Best to say nowt when you know nowt. or at least check before pressing the send button.[/p][/quote]I quite agree it is wise not to comment when not sure. Certainly if you are going to respond in Capitals be sure to be correct which you are not in dry weather the Minimum speed is 130kph not the maximum (source Wikki Europe) throwy1
  • Score: -2

3:08pm Wed 14 May 14

varteg1 says...

throwy1 wrote:
varteg1 wrote:
throwy1 wrote:
varteg1 wrote:
Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road
As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway
I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface..

The image will never fade, It was so pathetic.

I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings
Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.
ALSO, on an Autoroute in France SPEED LIMITS ARE 130KPH IN THE DRY, AND 100 IN THE RAIN (62MPH).

It's Germany where some roads are limitless.

Best to say nowt when you know nowt. or at least check before pressing the send button.
I quite agree it is wise not to comment when not sure. Certainly if you are going to respond in Capitals be sure to be correct which you are not in dry weather the Minimum speed is 130kph not the maximum (source Wikki Europe)
Throwy...it is obvious you have never driven in France, or anywhere else besides Newport perhaps.

I don't care what Wiki has misinformed you about, in France the MAXIMUM speed limit on major roads, Autoroutes, Payage, and Route Nationale
is130 KPH (equivalent to 80 MPH), in dry conditions, 100 (62 Mph) in times of pluie (rain to you)

I suggest you try reading Wiki again, but this time put your reading specs on.
[quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface.. The image will never fade, It was so pathetic. I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings[/p][/quote]Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.[/p][/quote]ALSO, on an Autoroute in France SPEED LIMITS ARE 130KPH IN THE DRY, AND 100 IN THE RAIN (62MPH). It's Germany where some roads are limitless. Best to say nowt when you know nowt. or at least check before pressing the send button.[/p][/quote]I quite agree it is wise not to comment when not sure. Certainly if you are going to respond in Capitals be sure to be correct which you are not in dry weather the Minimum speed is 130kph not the maximum (source Wikki Europe)[/p][/quote]Throwy...it is obvious you have never driven in France, or anywhere else besides Newport perhaps. I don't care what Wiki has misinformed you about, in France the MAXIMUM speed limit on major roads, Autoroutes, Payage, and Route Nationale is130 KPH (equivalent to 80 MPH), in dry conditions, 100 (62 Mph) in times of pluie (rain to you) I suggest you try reading Wiki again, but this time put your reading specs on. varteg1
  • Score: 2

3:14pm Wed 14 May 14

varteg1 says...

varteg1 wrote:
throwy1 wrote:
varteg1 wrote:
throwy1 wrote:
varteg1 wrote:
Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road
As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway
I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface..

The image will never fade, It was so pathetic.

I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings
Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.
ALSO, on an Autoroute in France SPEED LIMITS ARE 130KPH IN THE DRY, AND 100 IN THE RAIN (62MPH).

It's Germany where some roads are limitless.

Best to say nowt when you know nowt. or at least check before pressing the send button.
I quite agree it is wise not to comment when not sure. Certainly if you are going to respond in Capitals be sure to be correct which you are not in dry weather the Minimum speed is 130kph not the maximum (source Wikki Europe)
Throwy...it is obvious you have never driven in France, or anywhere else besides Newport perhaps.

I don't care what Wiki has misinformed you about, in France the MAXIMUM speed limit on major roads, Autoroutes, Payage, and Route Nationale
is130 KPH (equivalent to 80 MPH), in dry conditions, 100 (62 Mph) in times of pluie (rain to you)

I suggest you try reading Wiki again, but this time put your reading specs on.
Apology....it's 110 kph in rain, but from Wiki, ....


France 50 (30 in many residential areas)
90(80 in rain)
110 (100 in rain)-expressways= Payage, Auto routes and Route Nationale
130 (110 in rain)-motorways
5km/h tolerance under 100 km/h,
5% over 100 km/h
[quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface.. The image will never fade, It was so pathetic. I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings[/p][/quote]Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.[/p][/quote]ALSO, on an Autoroute in France SPEED LIMITS ARE 130KPH IN THE DRY, AND 100 IN THE RAIN (62MPH). It's Germany where some roads are limitless. Best to say nowt when you know nowt. or at least check before pressing the send button.[/p][/quote]I quite agree it is wise not to comment when not sure. Certainly if you are going to respond in Capitals be sure to be correct which you are not in dry weather the Minimum speed is 130kph not the maximum (source Wikki Europe)[/p][/quote]Throwy...it is obvious you have never driven in France, or anywhere else besides Newport perhaps. I don't care what Wiki has misinformed you about, in France the MAXIMUM speed limit on major roads, Autoroutes, Payage, and Route Nationale is130 KPH (equivalent to 80 MPH), in dry conditions, 100 (62 Mph) in times of pluie (rain to you) I suggest you try reading Wiki again, but this time put your reading specs on.[/p][/quote]Apology....it's 110 kph in rain, but from Wiki, .... France 50 (30 in many residential areas) 90(80 in rain) 110 (100 in rain)-expressways= Payage, Auto routes and Route Nationale 130 (110 in rain)-motorways 5km/h tolerance under 100 km/h, 5% over 100 km/h varteg1
  • Score: 2

6:41pm Wed 14 May 14

varteg1 says...

Final comment on this subject


Throwy, I actually meant to write 'tripping' down the autoroute, but missed when typing the 't', so it appeared as ripping.

Not to worry though as you seem to think I meant speeding.

Trey harder next time old son.
Final comment on this subject Throwy, I actually meant to write 'tripping' down the autoroute, but missed when typing the 't', so it appeared as ripping. Not to worry though as you seem to think I meant speeding. Trey harder next time old son. varteg1
  • Score: 2

12:07pm Thu 15 May 14

throwy1 says...

varteg1 wrote:
throwy1 wrote:
varteg1 wrote:
throwy1 wrote:
varteg1 wrote:
Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road
As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway
I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface..

The image will never fade, It was so pathetic.

I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings
Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.
ALSO, on an Autoroute in France SPEED LIMITS ARE 130KPH IN THE DRY, AND 100 IN THE RAIN (62MPH).

It's Germany where some roads are limitless.

Best to say nowt when you know nowt. or at least check before pressing the send button.
I quite agree it is wise not to comment when not sure. Certainly if you are going to respond in Capitals be sure to be correct which you are not in dry weather the Minimum speed is 130kph not the maximum (source Wikki Europe)
Throwy...it is obvious you have never driven in France, or anywhere else besides Newport perhaps.

I don't care what Wiki has misinformed you about, in France the MAXIMUM speed limit on major roads, Autoroutes, Payage, and Route Nationale
is130 KPH (equivalent to 80 MPH), in dry conditions, 100 (62 Mph) in times of pluie (rain to you)

I suggest you try reading Wiki again, but this time put your reading specs on.
Firstly your "final comment", you should read your posts before you tap the ":Post comment" tab that way posts aren't misunderstood.
Secondly I have had a great deal of experience travelling around the Continent, thank you very much. No I don't suppose you do care, about very much.
[quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface.. The image will never fade, It was so pathetic. I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings[/p][/quote]Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.[/p][/quote]ALSO, on an Autoroute in France SPEED LIMITS ARE 130KPH IN THE DRY, AND 100 IN THE RAIN (62MPH). It's Germany where some roads are limitless. Best to say nowt when you know nowt. or at least check before pressing the send button.[/p][/quote]I quite agree it is wise not to comment when not sure. Certainly if you are going to respond in Capitals be sure to be correct which you are not in dry weather the Minimum speed is 130kph not the maximum (source Wikki Europe)[/p][/quote]Throwy...it is obvious you have never driven in France, or anywhere else besides Newport perhaps. I don't care what Wiki has misinformed you about, in France the MAXIMUM speed limit on major roads, Autoroutes, Payage, and Route Nationale is130 KPH (equivalent to 80 MPH), in dry conditions, 100 (62 Mph) in times of pluie (rain to you) I suggest you try reading Wiki again, but this time put your reading specs on.[/p][/quote]Firstly your "final comment", you should read your posts before you tap the ":Post comment" tab that way posts aren't misunderstood. Secondly I have had a great deal of experience travelling around the Continent, thank you very much. No I don't suppose you do care, about very much. throwy1
  • Score: -2

9:19pm Fri 16 May 14

varteg1 says...

throwy1 wrote:
varteg1 wrote:
throwy1 wrote:
varteg1 wrote:
throwy1 wrote:
varteg1 wrote:
Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road
As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway
I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface..

The image will never fade, It was so pathetic.

I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings
Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.
ALSO, on an Autoroute in France SPEED LIMITS ARE 130KPH IN THE DRY, AND 100 IN THE RAIN (62MPH).

It's Germany where some roads are limitless.

Best to say nowt when you know nowt. or at least check before pressing the send button.
I quite agree it is wise not to comment when not sure. Certainly if you are going to respond in Capitals be sure to be correct which you are not in dry weather the Minimum speed is 130kph not the maximum (source Wikki Europe)
Throwy...it is obvious you have never driven in France, or anywhere else besides Newport perhaps.

I don't care what Wiki has misinformed you about, in France the MAXIMUM speed limit on major roads, Autoroutes, Payage, and Route Nationale
is130 KPH (equivalent to 80 MPH), in dry conditions, 100 (62 Mph) in times of pluie (rain to you)

I suggest you try reading Wiki again, but this time put your reading specs on.
Firstly your "final comment", you should read your posts before you tap the ":Post comment" tab that way posts aren't misunderstood.
Secondly I have had a great deal of experience travelling around the Continent, thank you very much. No I don't suppose you do care, about very much.
Secondly I have had a great deal of experience travelling around the Continent, thank you very much. No I don't suppose you do care, about very much.


If you had such experience you would not have made the idiotic statement that the MINIMUM speed limit in France is 130 KPH.

Maybe I should not have said I didn't care. perhaps I should have said you misread the Wiki data. I read it and posted the correct data from Wiki. So instead of chiding me for pressing the enter key too soon, you should attend to your own failures and ensure you enter the correct data.
[quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]throwy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: Two years ago, we were ripping down an Autoroute inFrance when I noticed a bunch of what turned out to be duck feathers rippling ahead of me on the road As we passed, we saw a gaggle of ducklings on the hard shoulder, I was going to fast to stop, not that I could have realistically rounded up those little things anyway I realised the pile of feathers were momma duck, now spread all over the road surface.. The image will never fade, It was so pathetic. I have no doubt a following vehicle would have dealt the same to those ducklings[/p][/quote]Too fast to stop, basically says it all too fast to stop for ducks and too fast to stop had it been a human being. Yes France has no speed limits on its Autoroutes thank God we do on all roads.[/p][/quote]ALSO, on an Autoroute in France SPEED LIMITS ARE 130KPH IN THE DRY, AND 100 IN THE RAIN (62MPH). It's Germany where some roads are limitless. Best to say nowt when you know nowt. or at least check before pressing the send button.[/p][/quote]I quite agree it is wise not to comment when not sure. Certainly if you are going to respond in Capitals be sure to be correct which you are not in dry weather the Minimum speed is 130kph not the maximum (source Wikki Europe)[/p][/quote]Throwy...it is obvious you have never driven in France, or anywhere else besides Newport perhaps. I don't care what Wiki has misinformed you about, in France the MAXIMUM speed limit on major roads, Autoroutes, Payage, and Route Nationale is130 KPH (equivalent to 80 MPH), in dry conditions, 100 (62 Mph) in times of pluie (rain to you) I suggest you try reading Wiki again, but this time put your reading specs on.[/p][/quote]Firstly your "final comment", you should read your posts before you tap the ":Post comment" tab that way posts aren't misunderstood. Secondly I have had a great deal of experience travelling around the Continent, thank you very much. No I don't suppose you do care, about very much.[/p][/quote]Secondly I have had a great deal of experience travelling around the Continent, thank you very much. No I don't suppose you do care, about very much. If you had such experience you would not have made the idiotic statement that the MINIMUM speed limit in France is 130 KPH. Maybe I should not have said I didn't care. perhaps I should have said you misread the Wiki data. I read it and posted the correct data from Wiki. So instead of chiding me for pressing the enter key too soon, you should attend to your own failures and ensure you enter the correct data. varteg1
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12:08pm Tue 20 May 14

displayed says...

Is this a forum for just 2 squabbling people?

I thought so.......
Is this a forum for just 2 squabbling people? I thought so....... displayed
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10:07am Mon 26 May 14

varteg1 says...

displayed wrote:
Is this a forum for just 2 squabbling people?

I thought so.......
Is that all you have to say?


It's an open forum, nothing to stop you entering the debate...but if we two squabbling is not to your taste then go elsewhere, somewhere where you can bore yourself silly by repeating your childish comment.
[quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: Is this a forum for just 2 squabbling people? I thought so.......[/p][/quote]Is that all you have to say? It's an open forum, nothing to stop you entering the debate...but if we two squabbling is not to your taste then go elsewhere, somewhere where you can bore yourself silly by repeating your childish comment. varteg1
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