As I type I am not yet certain how to entitle this post – it began with a question:
Bermuda’s airport is called LF Wade International Airport, who was LF Wade?
And after several hours I am in a position to tell you just who he was, but have been sidetracked by a website dedicated to airport carpets. Before you go there, turn the volume down – you will see why (or hear).
As is the way when browsing, I reached this site in several random leaps including the following article in a 2011 Royal Gazette – I had to go back to it after visiting the carpet site, because it appears that the Gazette article has not quite grasped that the website is a joke – you do think so too don’t you, or have I just taken a step further to insanity?
This is the carpet:
Described on the site as.. well it won’t permit me to copy and paste so I am afraid you have to look for yourself – Bermuda by the way is just off the Eastern seaboard of North America, a little red blob on the map all by itself, not amongst the mass of red dots in the Caribbean – you have to know some geography to use this site.
And as you look at the slowly spinning earth up in the right hand corner is a very small almost imperceptible flashing point – if brave enough to press this you will see the carpet planned for the Alpha Centauri Space Station…. I somehow feel if the journalist had really looked at the website then he/she (not attributed) might have written a very different article – or maybe it is me missing the point!
So who was LF Wade? I guess that will have to wait for another article.