Tag Archives: danger

A failed escape from a crime scene (Rousse)

We were staying in a beautiful tall detached house that was second from the end of a row of similar buildings squashed together in a densely populated part of the city. If you glanced up at the skylight over the … Continue reading

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Accounting for poor American road race safety records (Rousse)

I knew that the safety record for road races in the US was poor, but it was not until I experienced one staged on a busy freeway that really understood the danger to life and limb. Such was the status … Continue reading

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Arrogance and recklessness on the road and high seas (Rousse)

Arrogance and recklessness were a dangerous combination, especially on a busy narrow road. At the wheel of his white Mercedes, SM was lucky to avoid a head-on collision with a huge truck. He was not so fortunate when he failed … Continue reading

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A graffiti grudge (Rousse)

We knew that something was wrong as soon as we emerged from our bedroom and walked into the hall. Someone had broken into our flat and scrawled messages in silver ink on the carpet. In the kitchen similar graffiti covered … Continue reading

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A deadly bed and breakfast (Rousse)

It must have been cold in Susan Morrison’s bed and breakfast because TPR was wearing JH’s woollen beanie hat in bed (while JH slept on the floor beside us). It was a dangerous trek across the field to breakfast the … Continue reading

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A narcoleptic puffin hunter (Rousse)

I was a narcoleptic. In some circumstances my condition was barely noticeable. For example, whenever I was late joining SL for our 09:00am yoga session, she simply concluded that I had slept in. Otherwise it could be highly dangerous, as … Continue reading

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Champion rock climber cheats death (Rousse)

I was so strong that the National Trust (NT) employed me on a regular basis to carry the back end of a Land Rover over rough ground. On this occasion the NT staff were patrolling a site of outstanding natural … Continue reading

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