Shuttle Delays!


Le Bard en France! Sometimes delays in holiday transportation can be interesting even if not necessarily fun. While waiting for Le Shuttle to France with Mrs Bard and friends we were kept amused by all manner of people…

Sometimes there’s a benefit from terminal delays,
A chance to watch people in many different ways.
Yesterday we were delayed while we were France-bound,
Someone reported a person underground.
Holidays, Le Mans and a busiest weekend,
The car park overflowed with all manner of men!
Ferraris, Masseratis and a Caterham 7,
Packed in the car park, a petrol-head’s heaven.
Add over one hundred in a motor-cycle gang,
Coach-loads of schoolchildren round the terminal ran!
Above us four helicopters kept flying over,
Filming a Spitfire over the White Cliffs of Dover.
After four hours, our time here boringly erosive,
Called in by security to check for explosive!
But all this forgotten, we’re miles away,
Enjoying the sunshine on a dry Saturday!
© Baldock Bard 2012

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