Today’s lesson was a practice for future shopping trips — parking in a bay, between those 2 white lines…
Because Tesco’s carpark is a little more advanced than lesson 2 we went to Canoe Lake and shared its 146 spaces with another learner. She was parking up frontways while I was doing it backwards. We were like a beautiful dance, unsynchronised.
Although I don’t remember ever learning how to park in a bay 15 years ago, it turns out that the whole concept isn’t alien to me. Lining up, looking around, going backwards, stopping — ending up between the lines, ever so important. Vital, some might say.
Besides forgetting my left from my right, and not ending up particularly straight, I was between the lines every time! I’m a born natural, apparently.
Afterwards, we went on a jolly around Eastney. I encountered my first set of traffic lights and squeezed by a lorry.
No scratches and no-one killed!
Next lesson, Tuesday @ 915.
Heading off to Waterlooville.
So if you’re in the area, best stay indoors.