The Strathcarron Movement (Part Two)

Further thoughts from Lord Strathcarron.

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Despite his wealth and title, Lord Strathcarron left the RAF in 1947, aged 23 with no qualifications other than that licence allowing him to fly a plane. He swiftly found that Civvy Street rarely needed a fly-boy which meant turning to the dark side of the street – becoming a car salesman. Car Mart Ltd on the Euston Road was his initiation to the car dealing world and a mere stone’s-throw from Warren Street where he could Continue reading “The Strathcarron Movement (Part Two)”

Theme: Roads – Rhodes

Rhodes is pretty much as far east as you can get before you leave Europe. Most people fly there. 

A road in Rhodes. Image: Greek Tourism
A road in Rhodes. Image: Greek Tourism

Rhodes is not that big a place, almost 80 km from north to south and almost 40 km from east to west.  115,000 people live there full time and must cope with a huge, fluctuating tourist population.

Most of Rhodes’ roads are paved and once you get out of the main towns there are many sinuous and varied local roads winding through the island’s mountainous landscape. Like most Greek roads the surfaces are irregular and poorly maintained. Road signs are only sporadic and you must Continue reading “Theme: Roads – Rhodes”