BBC - A lifeboat volunteer says it is "quite bizarre" that tourists continue to try to drive on a tidal causeway outside safe crossing times. It follows the rescue of an Australian couple who became stranded on the Holy Island causeway, off Northumberland. That rescue was the eighth Seahouses RNLI crew has carried out this year. Ian Clayton, from the Seahouses station said: "It's incredible that people seem to think they can drive their cars into the North Sea." Ian Clayton said: "It's all so preventable. "None of those who are caught out are locals, it's always people who are visiting the area. "They all seem to think it's not their fault, but they've totally ignored warning signs on both sides of the road. "It's quite bizarre."
Yea, I'd say its bizarre. And You can't go blaming this one on GPS' or confused tourists, that's for sure. This one falls squarely on your lazy asses. I couldn't agree more that this is completely preventable. It's called building a suitable road that's higher than the ocean. Who's bright idea was this in the first place? Building a road that disappears for 5-6 hours at time? That's absolutely insane.
|Oh sure, build a sign but don't fix the road.|
How are the people on this island ok with this? No big protests for basic human rights like accessible roads and streets that don't have a bloody curfew?
KInda makes the situation going on in Northern Africa and the Mid-East look a little silly. I mean here these guys are all up in arms about basic needs like food, right to work, government stuff, meanwhile they're all just taking for granted that they have roads that don't flood every 6 hours. Kind of puts it all in perspective.