View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Monday, 1 June 2009

Missing over Atlantic, and other matters

An Air France jetliner has gone missing over the Atlantic between Brazil and Europe. The plane did not appear on Cape Verde radar as expected, and it has not landed as scheduled at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport. The Brazilian airforce has sent planes to an area of sea near the island of Fernando de Noronha, off the country's northeastern coast.

Egg thieves have raided an osprey nest in Strathspey, southeast of Inverness, a few weeks ago. Police have expressed their shock, and have urged the public to be vigilant of suspicious activity around nest sites.

Britain's Got Talent's number 2 Susan Boyle has been taken to a London clinic, suffering from emotional exhaustion. It appeared to me that she was mighty relieved not to have won the contest.


  1. Hi Guido,
    Im still in Rio and watching the news about the Air France plane. This is the flight (AF447) Im due to return home on tomorrow evening.
    They are searching the area just off the coast of Natal, thats north east Brasil. Apparently the pilot reported electrical problems just before the plane went missing.

  2. Weird about that plane. I'm trying to picture where it went down at. Sad and scary.
    Maybe it's a good thing Susan did not win if it was so hard for her to handle.
    Have a good day.

  3. How dreadful that the plane crashed without warning, its terribly sad and I feel for the friends and relatives who anxiously await news of their loved ones.

    Love Sandra xx

  4. love the pic

    bless the people on the plane

    susan needs a rest after all of it.

    peace to all -