Thursday, November 02, 2006

Boom

At about 3.30 yesterday afternoon the building in which I was working shook. So did An Talla, a mile down the road. So did my house in Cornaig, three miles away, where Joanne felt the house shudder. Everyone rushed outside. We thought a plane had gone down.

Turns out it was a sonic boom. Joint operations going on in these waters at the moment between the navy and the air force. First time I've ever heard one of those things. Honestly, it was like a bomb going off somewhere nearby.

Later that same afternoon I joined a team representing Argyll College (Tiree) in a video conference quiz. Our team came 4th out of the eight taking part throughout the highlands.

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