Turn it off and wait for the twitching…

Stevie Turner

During an afternoon on our recent holiday I fancied sitting in the shade with a book at Puckpool beach.  There’s plenty of shade there and none at our own beach, so Sam decided to put his kayak in the car and paddle about while I was reading.  He put his phone and glasses in a carrier bag with his swimming stuff and a towel, and put the bag in the back of the car.  The hatchback door wouldn’t shut properly because the kayak was too long, but he secured it with a bungee strap.

Off we set, with the tip of the kayak rubbing against my right ear.  As we pulled out of the holiday site and onto the main road, Sam could see in his rearview mirror that something had dropped out of the back of the car.  He found a layby and turned the car around, but by…

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