Reading the (otherwise quite excellent) guidebook Hebridean Island Hopping: A Guide for the Independent Traveller by Martin Coventry, I’m starting to form a strange impression of the Outer Hebrides which I hope won’t be born out by the trip. I mean, just look at these little gems: There is a walk up to Ness, proving that “the Bridge to Nowhere” does actually lead somewhere. Overnight visitors to the island are advised to camp outside, as Continue reading Some gems about Hebridean Island Hopping: T-6 and counting!
AENA, the airports authority, has designated Almeria airport as a test site for its new “glide-in” fuel savings measures. The idea is to change flight routes, passing them through previously military held airspace, to allow planes to cut their engines for the last 180 kilometers of their routes into the airports. By flying a more direct route into the airport, instead of having to stick to tight flight paths, airplanes can apparently just cut engines Continue reading Planes told to glide into Almeria airport in fuel saving measure
Despite being on trial as one of the ringleaders of a criminal gang who stole over 150 million euros from town hall coffers, by paying inflated invoices to companies he owned, Juan Enciso is likely to continue being the mayor of El Ejido. An independent door-to-door survey says he will get 12 councillors in the (now bankrupt) town. Juan Enciso said that he hoped his opponents would play “a fair game” and not stoop to Continue reading Juan Enciso, accused of stealing 150 million euros, likely to continue being mayor of El Ejido