I’ll have my binoculars out to watch the unfolding drama

Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give

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I just love a bit of excitement in the Solent and the events this past week have given me my fill.

First we heard that the car-carrying ship Hoegh Osaka had run aground, leading to comments along the shoreline of ‘probably the worst pilot in the world’ a la Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.

And then we heard that the pilot had deliberately run the ship aground after it began to list, leading to comments about ‘probably the best pilot in the world’.

Whatever the causes, drama in the Solent is a great way of bringing the community together, giving us something out of the ordinary to gawp at.

I’ll be right there with my binoculars along with the others, ready to watch the next steps unfold.