2 weeks ago
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
revenge of brunel ...
We all know that the S&D hates the GWR and the GWR hates the S&D. The S&D started it by running a railway through Great Western territory and letting the Southern and Midland in, the GWR got its revenge by closing the S&D in 1966. The S&D's getting revenge again by reopening, but the latest 'hit' was Brunel against me - and this time it's personal.
Trin took me on a mystery drive and walk on Sunday - and this was our destination. Little did Trin know that I suffer from terminal vertigo caused by exposure to the Eiffel Tower (in Paris, France) and the walkway on the Lady Isabella mine (Laxey, Isle of Man).
Every inch was a nightmare, the bridge swayed violently from side to side, the fences were loose, there were huge holes in the walkway ... I saw dozens plunge to an inconvenient death in the river miles below. Obviously any bridge built by Brunel would be shoddy, but this was horrific! Never again!!!!
Posted by Steve Sainsbury at 10:26 pm