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The end of the road

#Haiku Happenings #4: Suzanne’s latest #haibun for my current #haikai challenge!

Being in Nature


Back from a long road trip and two nights camping I realise that is probably the extent of my travelling in 2019.  Australian roads are so busy now and so many people drive huge four wheel drive vehicles.  No one seems to drive at the speed limit anymore.   Tailgating is common.  Driving a narrow two lane road with a big jeep just a couple of metres behind my little car and a stream of heavy duty vehicles charging towards me with their lights on the daytime is unnerving.

Years back I loved driving along winding country roads.   The traffic was minimal and most drivers seemed to content to amble along rather than rush.    These days even if I find a quiet road chances are the surface is riddled with potholes caused by all the heavy vehicles.

The decision to stop taking road trips has been hovering in the back of…

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