Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 17th March, 2022)
Highway to Hell
Nice pic Mick, I'm led to believe boy racers use this annoying the locals, I've used this road and it's a great short cut to Wigan, I can only pray that the authorities sort out the people who treat this like a race track before someone gets hurt.
Its a lovely road with some nice views of Scotsman Flash and beyond, now the old road into Wigan can be redesigned to make it safer for motorist, pedestrians and cyclist.
Well done to who ever was in charge of the construction.
Road to no where
What a great place for racing formula one mobility scooters! Or even Santa Pod Mobility Scooter drag races and time trials! It’s even got Armco for the visually challenged among us to bounce off. Someone would have to provide convenient Conveniences though. Too much excitement does funny things to us geriatrics!
Mick, how can you say it's "a short cut to Wigan", when it's half a mile further, if you want to get to Wigan from Winstanley?
James Mick never mentioned any short cuts
It's a shortcut timewise, beats sitting on Wallgate.
Every time I go along it I am surprised how little it appears to be used, and has been since it was opened.
Great photo of the new drag strip Mike
Mick never said it was a short-cut to Wigan. That was mentioned by a different person.
What do you mean, 'Highway to Hell' ?
Have yoo been listening to too much AC/DC you silly sausage !
That road is the most wonderful thing, which has ever happened in Wigan.
I do my run along this stretch most days I agree it isn't the busiest but it has great views.
Sir Bob do you mean we can get away from Wigan centre quicker?
I see now, it was Dave Lewis who said it. But it would just be up Mick's street to say something daft like that.
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair,
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light..
Wherever you want to be, or however you want to dream it..
Its only taken me fifty years, but I never realised until I googled it just now that the word colitas in the context of its meaning in the song Hotel California ......
.....( although it can have several other meanings evidently ) ....refers to the aroma of marijuana.
Every day is a schoolday I guess.
A few weeks back, having been to NatWest and Galloways in Wigan,
my next call was Sainsburys at Marus Bridge, so i entered this new road
and when I got to the end of it , I was near Little Lane/Goose Green Club.
It had took me away from my destination. Next time I will go via the original route......Via Poolstock.
Next time I will go via the original route....via Poolstock.