Road Signs

Begin by googling and preparing to get lost for a period of time. When Ruth & I travel, I often see and photograph animal signs like the ones you see above & below. The most unusual one I have seen is the cat above that I photographed near Everglades National Park in Florida.

It’s amazing that when you google road traffic signs and the like so many websites pop up. Many signs are for sale. You can buy an ordinary stop sign, for example, for $125.95.

Probably the country with the most animal road signs is Australia. We once saw a camel sign in The Outback and were very soon amazed to see a camel running alongside the bus we were on. I took the picture of the elk sign on the northern quadrant of Vancouver Island. We saw no elk. However, one time we were driving down Highway 2 south of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and an elk lumbered across the road just in front of our rental. Luckily, we were going slow enough to enjoy the scenery and did not run into it, which was a miracle.

The 2 triangular signs were photographed in Iceland We actually saw an Icelandic sheep by the road. I stopped and took his picture. I asked his permission, and, as you can see below, he was very cooperative.

I don’t recall where I took the bison warning sign. We have seen herds of bison several times and are always wary around these animals. The best herd we have ever seen was in Caprock Canyons State Park near Turkey, TX. They are descendants of the Goodnight bison herd. Many people have been attacked by buffaloes, and we had been warned by a ranger in the visitor center at Caprock not to seek direct contact. Check out the Youtube video with the title “Bison Tosses Woman Out of Her Pants” to see an especially vivid example of why Ruth & I stayed in the car to observe them.


About roads-rus

Since the beginning, I've had to avoid writing about the downside of travel in order to sell more than 100 articles. Just because something negative happened doesn't mean your trip was ruined. But tell that to publishers who are into 5-star cruise and tropical beach fantasies. I want to tell what happened on my way to the beach, and it may not have been all that pleasant. My number one rule of the road's disaster is tomorrow's great story. My travel experiences have appeared in about twenty magazines and newspapers. I've been in all 50 states more than once and more than 50 countries. Ruth and I love to travel internationally--Japan, Canada, China, Argentina, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, etc. Within the next 2 years we will have visited all of the European countries. But our favorite destination is Australia. Ruth and I have been there 9 times. I've written a book about Australia's Outback, ALONE NEAR ALICE, which is available through both Amazon & Barnes & Noble. My first fictional work, MOVING FORWARD, GETTING NOWHERE, has recently been posted on Amazon. It's a contemporary, hopefully funny re-telling of The Odyssey. View all posts by roads-rus

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