This morning on my route between my QBN and CBR City office, I noticed traffic at a stand still as I approached the Coranderrk St/Parkes Way roundabout.
The reason soon became apparent. Two adult swans were crossing from Commonwealth Park to the pond in the middle of the roundabout.
As I went to turn towards the city, the swans began completing the last half of their crossing, slowly waddling across the lanes of the roundabout.
I was surprised at just how patient everyone in motor vehicles were. Everyone gradually came to a stop, waited patiently for a good 60 seconds as the swans sloooowly made their way across. More patience was displayed here than at some of the Canberra Centre pedestrian crossings.
It’s good to know that there are some circumstances in Canberra where humans are prepared to add a minute or two to their motor vehicle journey to ensure the safe passage of another creature. 🙂