As previously mentioned, the bus was running about 10 minutes late (pretty standard for the whole day) which meant that Launceston came and went with the briefest of stops.
Needless to say, she was not impressed with fbb's answers along the lines of, "you can have all these improvements you want, just put 10p in the pound on income tax." It is amazing how transport "amateurs" think the mysterious "them" can fund everything, conveniently forgetting that "their" money is "our" money graciously handed over via P.A.Y.E., V.A.T. , T.I.N. and other tax.
fbb enjoyed the lovely little villages and was looking forward to the Pathfinder version. The name suggested some primitive Poldarkian trail-blazer who opened up the wild west by striking tin, copper or mangelwrurzels and thus creating the idyllic Devon village. Oooh arrrgh.
Once again, good roadside publicity prevailed with brand new 6A flags throughout ...
fbb understands that the timetable may soon be "tweaked" to try to overcome a little tightness in the timings which were "inherited" from Western Greyhound. If fbb's experience is typical, the summer traffic will make most of these schedules impossible.
One other feature of these services gets a "could do better" school report from fbb. The map on the leaflet is poor.
It is hard to work out why. fbb is tempted to suppose that the cartographer didn't know where the buses went, but the road map part of the diagram is accurate. Whatever the reason, the map is poor; it should at the very least, show all "time points". Perhaps, as this was something of an emergency measure, they just ran out of time!
One other snag with he 6/6A timetable from Okehampton TO Exeter schedule is that journeys are not evenly spaced...
Conclusions : an excellent service with good vehicles, good views and good fares. Well worth a try if you are in the area. 9 out of 10 for effort!
For the record, previous 6/6A episodes can be read as follows:- , ,  and .
So why not walk away? Why not go into hiding?
700 years before Jesus was born the Old Testament prophet Isaiah "got the message" and spoke out.
he endured suffering and pain.
No one would even look at him;
we ignored him as if he were nothing.
But he endured the suffering that should have been ours,
the pain that we should have borne.
each of us going his own way.
But the Lord made the punishment fall on him,
the punishment all of us deserved.
Was the crucifixion a life-changing event for mankind - or a tragic end to a deluded life?
The next two days provide the answer.