When the Channel Tunnel was first suggested, I imagined just going and buying a ticket, showing my passport and walking aboard. Sometimes I yearn for the old ferries, which did produce that sort of feeling, of stepping lightly off the edge of the world into an adventure. Airline procedures kill it, stifling the imagination with enforced waits in low-ceilinged strip-lit halls which must resemble the reception areas of prisons, followed by enforced hurrying on the orders of blaring, indistinct loudspeaker messages.
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