FOWC with Fandango: Obviate

South Feldbrunnen 22.04 (9)

Obviate? Yes OK, never heard of it and never used it. I had a look in Internet and got the idea it was a replacement. Just to be sure I had a look to see what it was in German (I know my mother tongue should be english, but that was long ago”. I found a German word and it made a little sense, but here is my effort based on the word.

Our village is under siege from the railway. The trains are no running until Thursday and      my exist road is closed. Translation of sign: Railway Crossing closed from 30th Aoril 2019 approximately 2.00 p.m. until 2st May 2019 approximately 3.00 p.m.

Of course there is a replacement: road further down in the village. I had to escape from the village this afternoon for shopping in another village, but no problem. Although the powers that be said the alternative route will be marked, it was not marked. On a wheelie through the village with my camera last week I notice this sign further down the road with the closing details. There was a similar sign on my rail crossing dated today until tomorrow, so what could possibly go wrong? I manage to leave the village by the obviate path (did I get it right?) and completed my shopping trip.

I then had to discover my return street to my home in the village. All I had to do was find the entrance where I left the village, but I was now coming from the opposite direction.  I had my eye open for the grey building you can see in the background as a clue and yes, there was my obviating path for my car. I entered and knew that I should take a right turning to arrive home. Unfortunately there were many right turnings on the way and I was not sure which one. In the meanwhile I had slowed down because I did not want to miss my obviating route, and as I took a glance in my car mirror I saw that there were about 4 cars behind me also creeping at snail pace. I suppose they had no choice as I was at the front. Suddenly I saw my right turn, my road to home and was on my way again. I am sure the cars behind me were glad to see the back of my car.

My car is now in my underground parking space, and will not be used again until our days of evacuation due to the railway work are finished.

FOWC with Fandango: Obviate

5 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango: Obviate

  1. They never mark detours here, either. They show one sign and after that? Good luck! Fortunately, it’s a small town, so if you’ve been living here a while, you can usually find your way. As long as they don’t close any of the bridges, we’re okay!

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  2. Lovely story – I have no sense of direction so if I have to take a different route I’m completely confused.
    Obviate is a verb and means ‘to make unnecessary’, ‘to do away with’, ‘prevent by effective measures.’
    The alternate root obviated the need to cross at the level crossing.

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