Incidentally, I strongly support the use of canals for freighting appropriate goods. But only where it makes economic sense. The kind of interventionism that has been suggested (without direct mention) is anathema to me. And if it made economic sense for more goods to be shipped on canals, then they would be because that is how capitalism works.
Last week I crossed the Rhine Canal by bicycle at Breisach/Neuf-Brisach, and there were plenty cargo ships to be seen - mostly carrying petroleum products as far as I could tell. It seems that there is an economic case for it there.
Having served at most airports, there’s little to chose in terms of chow halls designed to deal with the passengers they are designed to fleece. Having passed through some I did’nt serve in I found little difference either. It’s standardised crud.
ISTR a Canal Transport Trust or some such optimistically awaiting an invite to a government transport meeting and covered pretty much every point that's been raised.
Its been a while since I read it, in fact my copy ended up a tatty ruined thing (as did every single copy I ever saw) when I lent it to a slightly psychotic fellow Sapper who dropped it in the bath at Chattenden.
Normally you had to be totally psychotic to take a bath at Chattenden as a bucket of cold water was generally chucked over the stall when you were relaxing, knocking over your candles, ruining your Enya CD.
Things that irritate me; people with sod all general knowledge!
Women (and some very very strange men) who sit at traffic lights checking their hair/make up/lipstick and adjusting their Kotex pads and they miss the change of lights, the queue behind is supposed to sit patiently while all this is going on and they seem surprised to get a volley of car horns