it would be true, or at the least fair, to say that i have seen (or experienced) considerably more of the wider, 'greater' area of that there London (innit) than i would have expected to of late. certainly, perhaps, more than i would have cared to, if asked. not that i have any immediate issue with the place, look you see, just rather that they are they, and i am me.
under no circumstances - at all - would i suggest that i can provide any expert or qualified guide to the places one finds there. this, of course, is not going to stop me from offering comment or presenting observation. which is what i shall do now with regards to, as the title gives every indication, dartford.
the only real observation i have of dartford, to be honest, is that it is needlessly complex to get in and out of. or out and in of, as my title has it, for if one is in the place their priority seems to be of finding their way back out. which could be interpreted as being mean spirited or scathing, but it shouldn't, for it is all quite true.
should you be of a mind that you've paid quite enough (thank you) as it is to simply drive on a road, then it is so that the option for you to get to dartford is to circumnavigate all of f*****g London via that whole M25 (or "London Orbital") business. which yes, often becomes less road, more car park. a much quicker means of getting in, or importantly out, exists for those prepared to pay a premium.
yes, law and safety fans, i was sat in the passenger seat as my pilot for the day, my rather unruly charge as it happens, drove. that video is of us going in to the dartford tunnel. which is indeed the fastest and so most expensive way to get out of the place. it's quite interesting, i suppose, that the way out is a tunnel, for it does give one the sense that they are escaping somewhere that they are being held against their will.
what's so bad about dartford that one would wish to escape? i had very limited exposure to the place, but enough. you know when you see them low grade television "reality" shows, especially on the itv channels? or some moronic "edgy" attempt at comedy on one of the waste of money bbc channels? when you are watching them, going "who dresses/talks/looks/thinks/acts like that" and assume it is all divorced from the real world, no, they are encapsulating the dartford lifestyle. all that i saw was all that hideous bling and horrendous attempts at gaudy fashion statements.
going in to dartford means going via the bridge, which i believe (or think) is called the Queen Elizabeth II bridge. to digress, or deviate, slightly, i despaired at what i saw as we drove over the Thames.
a container ship, no less. with "no smoking" painted on it in massive letters, just near the bit where they keep the containers. well, sh!t. that sucks. surely the only appeal, or point of interest, in going and working on a container ship - surrounded, lest we forget, by salty sea dogs of dubious moral and sexual standards - is being able to smoke and smoke and smoke as you sailed the world. now you can't even do that? what a waste of space this modern world is.
footage from the QE2 bridge going in to dartford? of course. except, maybe, no. i think (or suspect) that this is from the approach road to it. but still, it is video of heading in the direction of dartford.
cost of using the tunnel and or bridge? it was none of my business, but i believe i heard, in passing, that the amount (at least for our vehicle) was £3 in each instance. so, to go in to dartford and then get out is likely to cost you £6. i would suggest you can find better things to do with £6 than spend 50% of it going to see what dartford is like, then the remaining 50% on rectifying that decision.
perhaps i am being hasty, maybe there is some value or interest in dartford. this, however, i doubt. open to suggestions, mind, so if you can tell me what i missed let me know. and no, that there is some sort of tesla repair mender shop there definitely does not count, thanks.
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