Bus Spotting is more exiting than you think!
Bus Spotting is a hobby which enthrals many. Many people assume that it is largely about memorising bus time tables for specific routes or stood watching a conveyor belt of buses as they leave the depot, however, it is more to do with understanding the history connected with buses in general, collecting significant bus memorabilia, collating the routes and of course, obtaining any relevant bus literature.
Many bus spotting enthusiasts begin their hobby by noticing the details of the buses that serve the community around them, this could be anything from interior design, adverts displayed on the exterior, style of the buses whether double or single Decker and of course changes which may be made regarding the routes. This natural interest can often then extend to the national and international buses as well, as it soon becomes evident that there is a wealth of knowledge available regarding this important mode of transport to all those who are keen to learn.
Many enthusiasts also attend rallies and of course, an enjoyable part of the rally process is always talking to other like-minded individuals. Attending rallies can be made into a family event and they can certainly make for a fun day out and there are also those societies who seek to restore old buses to their former glory, preserving a piece of motoring history.
Many people assume that bus spotters simply stand with pen and paper on bus station platforms observing the world of buses as they drive by, but this is not the whole story. Whilst there are those, who do find it an enjoyable pastime for many enthusiasts, much of the joy is travelling on the buses, experiencing this simple pleasure and sharing journeys with others who have a similar interest and respect.
Many bus spotters take a large number of photographs so providing an accurate history of buses throughout history. These collections can become extremely large as time goes by, and this is because there is always something new to learn and collate. Bus spotting is a hobby which can be done on an individual basis if desired and as there is an abundance of information available; it is a subject which can be easily learned by those who are keen to join the ranks of the other enthusiasts.