Sunday, November 18, 2007

Shooting The Breeze

Not only is it pouring with rain - we are being shot at too! How ever it is no problem as we are cosy and warm in our narrowboat on the Kennet and Avon canal, and the guns are on Salisbury Plain - at least 3 miles away as the cow (sorry- typo) crow flies. The Army has an extensive training area there.

I watched Country File this morning and was fascinated by the bits about the new high speed rail link to the continent. More information is on the website. Would you believe that they have built the line alongside the "existing transport system". Some even hope it will supersede this. Now where have I heard that before?

If history really goes in circles and this may mean that motorways will become disused, then restored and used by highly taxed "middle class privileged" users who the government think are the idle rich!

Or maybe even some of the users of this restored system may even be those who break all the rules and get away with it so giving those who choose the lifestyle and keep the rules a bad name too!

Whatever - maybe we can hope that alternatives to the car and plane will become more available and easy to use!

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