Wednesday, October 23

trains boats and planes

I'm indebted to Albert for these euphemistic news snippets from down under:

(Bureaucrat-speak re Sydney light rail closure after several derailments): initial investigations showed there were several contributing factors to the derailment, which were "related to an interface issue between the wheels and the rail that has led to accelerated friction and wheel wear."

(After Qantas planes only just avoided a head-on collision thanks to pilots' quick reflexes): two Qantas jetliners were flying in opposite directions between Sydney and Perth on September 20 when they were involved in what is known as a "loss of separation" in air space near Adelaide.

Albert's personal news is that he has returned to the ranks at work. Last week after a 20k hike in the heat, he came home by ferry with a smoker's cough from the bush fires.


  1. Sounds like too much excitement for me.

    How is the return to work going?

    Pretty pics.

  2. I say!

    Are those photos of fish eyes? Abdul swears by them for raising the sap.

    MM III

  3. Nanners, my heart's half in it and half out of it, especially while they're keeping us all guessing. More importantly I'll head on over soon to sunrise over the sea.

    Mingers, the eyeball effect comes from adding vignetting to a snap of a dead log from the walk. I'd like to pretend it was intentional but really I was just playing with the Filterstorm app. Abdul's medical training must be a great resource for your household.