Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Special One

What an incredible shot, by Alessandro Garofalo for Reuters.

The ash cloud: How I got home

Click on the bubbles above for video clips. I also wrote a rant for the Guardian on the failure of the government to help stranded travellers.

Chess boxing for the Guardian

While I was away my latest video for the Guardian went up, on chess boxing, an extraordinary sport that combines, yup, chess and boxing. The UK association page is here. Big thanks to George Amponsah, who shot and edited the video.
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Yup, I’m stuck… currently in Tarifa having crossed over from Tangier yesterday.

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In the meantime, here’s hoping the Navy spot me…

[UPDATE] I’m home… more to follow shortly. In brief, we got a bus from Tarifa to Malaga, flew to Barcelona, drove in a hire car from Barcelona to Calais, got a ferry to Dover, and a double-decker bus to London. Phew.

One of the highlights was being given a golden foil cape by the Red Cross, while waiting outside the ferry terminal at Calais. A strong look methinks.