Thursday, 18 November 2010
To tow, or not to tow, that is the question
To tow. I sat my trailer towing test today and ................ passed! I did the intensive course which consisted of 2 full days training on Tuesday and Wednesday and a couple of hours this morning before my test. I've never done a course like this before, when I took my driving lessons it was over a number of weeks, months even. They don't call it intensive for nothing. I feel mentally and physically exhausted now. The driving was okay from the start, it was just the reversing. The reversing manouvere you have to do in the test is pretty difficult (well for someone like me it is). I was pretty nervous before hand, to be honest I would have been gutted if I'd failed, but it went without a hitch. I wasn't going to do it, as I felt I couldn't have taken the knock if I had failed. I'm glad I have done it, even though it was expensive, it's given me a lot more confidence and self belief in myself and my driving and that Wolfie will be in safe hands out on the roads. The instructor said my driving was very good and now that I can reverse (sort of) I'd like to keep it up, as it will only improve now with practice. The people who run the yard have a trailer that can be used. It doesn't make many trips (really only if anyone has to make the unfortunate journey to the vet school) and the brakes have seized on it. Just my luck as soon as I pass my test. However, once it's back in action, I think Wolfie and I will be looking out the travelling gear and making a little road trip.