It occurred to me when looking at this picture that the bloke, for in those days they were probably the only ones allowed to drive cars, was probably more skilled at driving in the snow than me. The climate seemed a bit different in the olden days. I made an executive decision to go into the office yesterday morning after a discussion with my boss. It seemed that only the admin staff would make it in and, as the road was clear outside, I thought I'd give it a go and support them. No problems getting to work but as the snow came down later in the morning we were given the order by those on high to bale out before the worst of the storm came in.
I made it home without damage to life or limb or Little Blue but it was a hairy journey. I was shaking when I reached the front door. My brakes didn't want to work a couple of times on the ring road. Luckily I'd worked out that leaving a very sizeable gap between me and the vehicle in front was an absolute essential. There's a big steep hill up to where I live. I just about made that in first gear. Just before my house there's a winding one way system to negotiate. Even though I was going really slowly I had a little skid around one of the corners. I was as bossy as I could be when I told the secretaries to leave at the same time. They both dithered and left just twenty minutes later. As well as far more unsettling drives they both had to abandon cars and had long walks home.
Driving in the snow was so difficult as it is not really in the range of my experience. It's not just car handling techniques where I'm a novice but gauging the consequences of the weather conditions is a mystery too. Just how long would it taking in near blizzard conditions for a road to become impassible? I haven't really got a clue. So learn by my experience. Stay safe people!