Originally Posted by dfelsent
We rented a car in Ireland this year. US citizens. Paid the insurance. Paid the Northern Ireland fee too.
Interesting roads. Almost like rural Scotland
. Or Shetland.
No claims, no regrets. Part of the cost of doing business as they say.
When we went to Shetland we parked our Avis rental at the shopping
mall in Aberdeen. Rented a car on island. Saved the ferry
fare and hassle for the car and saved the concerns about the roads. Which were actually quite good.
Good advise about the Shetlands. I really want to visit the Shetlands. Something about that place calls to me.
While the roads were narrow, and many times, just one lane, the other drivers were just patient and it really was not a big deal. We were on this one little lane that runs along side Donegal Bay that had bsolutely stunning views when we could see over the hedges. So often we wondered the age of the road we were on. At one point a huge tractor got in front of us. It was not a little itty, bitty Farm All tractor but a big 8000 or 9000 series tractor. We were behind him for 10 minutes or so and glad to be so since he could see OVER the hedges so see oncoming traffic.
He pulled over at one point to let us by but we waved him on so we could safely follow.
He eventually got off the road and shortly there after a van blocked the road and motioned for us to pull over.
This was a bit odd since the driver was being a bit forceful about us moving off into a driveway. Then we saw why. He was the lead vehicle that was helping a semi trailer
drive down the road. That truck driver was GOOD to be driving down that road. VERY GOOD!.