View From The Cab Logo8 427x62This week’s View From The Cab (our regular look through the Tachoblog Tribe’s windscreens) has a lot of bridges in it as, purely coincidentally, several of the Tribe have sent Tachoblog Views that contain bridges.

Before we start with this week’s View From The Cab, we’d like to remind you (again) about Summer Trucking, our new photographic competition. There are some great prizes up for grabs, so make sure you look at our Summer Trucking page.

Now let’s start View From The Cab by heading somewhere where it certainly isn’t Summery.  In New Zealand Vic H ‘had to go down to Waipara on the east coast of the South Island on Monday and there was a bit of snow and ice around as you can see. It was early morning and the snow had turned to ice so the road was pretty slippery’…

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Click below for more from Vic H and the rest of this week’s View From The Cab…

…While Vic ‘was loading at the winery it began snowing quite hard’…

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…’And the tanker was well covered with snow by the time I had finished’…

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…’I drove back out of the driveway and found the road north was closed because of snow and ice, a lot of it is very hilly and there would have been no traction at all up or down the hills, so I settled down to wait for a couple of hours until the snow ploughs and grit trucks had made it passable again’…

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…’Back in the central North Island it had been snowing as well, but by the time I got there the road was quite clear although there was still enough snow around to make things look interesting.

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View From The Cab Logo8 427x62In America where it’s certainly not snowing, RandyNose says that ‘they’re building another platform for another tank.was in Springfield, Ohio’…

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…And also that ‘this is what’s left of the Shenandoah Truck Stop. Lore City, Ohio’.

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View From The Cab Logo8 427x62So, the first of our bridges then.  Last Saturday (30 July) Heydriver and Goldie were ‘on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge [in case you didn't know - Tachoblog didn't - the bridge connects Virginia's Eastern Shore with the Virginia mainland at Virginia Beach near Norfolk, Virginia]. Good morning from the DelMarVa Peninsula.  This is the best time to cross over the Bridge heading east. Lots of folks heading to the shore today.  It’s gonna be a burner for sure’.

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View From The Cab Logo8 427x62Darkstaff’s View From The Cab is of ‘an untouched sky over Tennessee along I-24 – Rankin Cove is the body of water’. [Another bridge!]

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View From The Cab Logo8 427x62In Canada Al_Goodhall was next to Lodge Lake, East of Ignace, Ontario where he’d ‘camped out last night, had run down hwy b4 start of day’.

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View From The Cab Logo8 427x62Back in the USA and AZVern had spotted a ‘sadly misleading sign’ on the Bush Highway near Fountain Hills, Arizona.

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View From The Cab Logo8 427x62To close View From The Cab we meet up with Amishtrucker who was ‘passing cotton harvesting equipment on Texas 359 near Tynan, Texas. That is a field of ripe cotton on the left, ready for harvesting’…

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…Another bridge, this time ‘an old railroad bridge over a Farm to Market road not far from Lake Somerville near Brenham, Texas. A little one lane bridge…don’t see many of these anymore but when I do they always catch my eye’…

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…Now he’s ‘running the South Padre Island Drive (SPID) in Corpus Christi, southbound. This road continues on down and crosses the bay to South Padre Island’…

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‘…And now I am crossing the bay on SPID to the Island on the causeway. The bridge [see, another one!] in the distance goes over the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, a barge and shipping waterway that allows large ships to come into ports along the coast’.

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That’s all from View From The Cab for this week.  Tachoblog’s thanks to the Tachoblog Tribe for sending in their Views.

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