This SIde of the Pond
Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman
January 27, 2022
Not to state the obvious, but living on an island means you’re surrounded by the sea. And when you’re eventually going to end up at the coast no matter which direction you walk, the law of averages dictates that a certain proportion of calls to Britain’s emergency services will somehow involve the water.
Her Majesty’s Coastguard celebrated its 200th anniversary last week, marking a full two centuries of dragging hapless Brits out of the waves. It’s not a rescue service we need to think about all that much in Wyoming, for obvious reasons, but back home they’re performing an estim...