Here we have a crew change. Our driver had a break and the new female type woman is ready to take the help/steering wheel, having arrived there on an earlier run. Because we have electronic ticket machines this process now takes an inordinate amount of time.
Why is staff change-over so complicated? Sometimes, technology can be counter-productive.
The day was sunny, clear and cold and even Bristol's less attractive southern approached looked delightful. "Look," an adult female passenger said to her daughter, "there's Clifton Suspension Bridge."
There was also the Wheelchair Crisis. Our driver had been warned that a wheelchair-bound passenger would be waiting. But the storage locker for the ramp thingey was, helpfully, locked; and our driver did not have a key.
Clearly unaware of such incompetence, the enthroned passenger had left her wheeled chariot and, with some assistance, was climbing the steps. "I got steps at home, so I can manage," she said in response to our drivers profuse and embarrassed apologies.
The stop name ...
The journey was comfortable, the drivers were excellent at driving and politely helping passengers but "there was room for improvement" in the detail.
But with barely a moment to draw breath, fbb is on his way to Plymouth; 10 minutes late.