USELESS! No shuttle of any kind.
But IF such a service existed, the temporary map would look like this:-
NO. Axe valley timetable for added journeys to Lyme Regis? NO. On the opposite side of the road, for westbound journeys on the X53.
YES! Timetable for both directions. "Use the stop opposite" instruction for the bottom one, NO CHANCE. And was there any indication that buses would not be running to Lyme Regis for five weeks? OF COURSE NOT.
And so a further totter round to Marine Place, the main sea front stop. Here there were First Bus timetables as above, but DEEP AND FRABJOUS JOY, Devon Council had replaced everything with the NEW timetables (cheers) but INCORRECT ones for X53 (boos). Even the stop flags had been amended ...
DISGRACEFUL. On second thoughts, maybe neither Frst nor Dorset county bothered to tell Devon. Now that IS disgraceful! But not a proverbial dicky-bird. This holiday-making lady from Sutton Coldfield ...
But fbb was intent on catching the aforementioned 899, provided on a de minimis tender to give some limited service along the road via Rousdon cruelly vacated by First. But 1000 came - and went. fbb felt a disaster was impending but whilst anxiously scanning the approach roads he was able to offer somewhat negative advice to three other disappointed X53 potentials.
But, six minutes late, the bus arrived. fbb was so anxious to board that he forgot to take any meaningful pictures; just managing to capture part of the side destination. It showed "Woodroffe School" but the bus wasn't going there.
"Where in Lyme will you be stopping?" asked fbb as he boarded; with his OAP pass, as usual, failing to excite the ticket machine.
The answer, and the rest of the trip, will be revealed tomorrow.
It's almost as exciting as episodes of EastEnders!