Saturday, 23 July 2011

Holiday horror

We passed an Andersen hire boat from Middlewich sporting a large Norwegian flag yesterday afternoon. Like all the Andersen fleet it was named after a Fjord and I had a chuckle about Norwegians choosing a suitably Norwegian named boat for their canal holiday.
An hour or two later it came up behind us at a lock outside Middlewich and as I began talking to them they immediately spoke about the bombing and shootings in Oslo - their home city. It was the first we'd heard of it.
Even then they were shaken and shocked, thought the full extent of the horror was as yet unknown. Apparently their family and friends were all okay but we can only imagine their feelings as the full story developed through the following hours.
What a terrible, terrible way to end a holiday. Our thoughts are with them.

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