Is it correct to say “there was a long drive to <somewhere>”? or should I say “it was a long drive to <somewhere>”?
I googled this term and I found this sentence: "Although it is a long drive to get to, arriving at Elephant sands was amazing." http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g316100-d1447545-r87275381-Elephant_Sands_Botswana-Nata_Central_District.html
So I presume "it" is more common, but is using "there" wrong, noticing the fact that "there" means some thing exists? I read about "it" that it refers to time and weather. But does it also refer to distance?