You may have heard of the recent pillaging, pilfering, beachcombing, call it whatever you will, from a recently beached cargo ship on the south coast of the England (the UK version that is). Whilst that in itself is something that takes quite a bit of understanding (see 23 Jan. post at http://further-on-up-the-road.blogspot.com/ ), I really couldn't believe what I heard on a radio news broadcast last night.
The announcer told us that "work was continuing to try and contain the leakage of fuel oil from the stricken vessel," now here comes the good bit, "but that it was not now seen as so urgent as the wind and weather was taking the oil slick south." Excuse me, what is only about 30-50 miles of the south coast of England? Only the poor buggers on the north coast of France!