Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Good...occasionally very poor.
That could well be a metaphor for life couldn't it? Nothing so profound, alas: simply part of the visibility outlook on the Shipping Forecast.
In his excellent book on the subject, Charlie Connelly  notes that there are few things in life quite so reassuring...particularly when one is tucked up at home late at night and not actually out there in Viking, Fastnet or Fitzroy braving those "cyclonics". It's equally comforting when one is trying to drift off in a noisy hospital, wondering why a single starched sheet is the order of the day.
As for the weather stations on the forecast? I reckon you'd have to go a long way to beat Machrahanish Automatic as a name for a local Sunday league team... 

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