'I was,' said CK,
in the Pyrenees testing my ability to cope with loneliness, because I'd just got a contract to do two years on a radio station in Tuvalu, which is a very small island ... Actually, after fourteen months on Tuvalu I paid a Swedish freighter captain to get me off the island as quickly as possibly. It wasn't boredom that drove me away.His fellow commentator said, 'I'm now imagining something to do with Chieftans and daughters,' to which CK replied that this was not so far off the truth.
I want to know more, Carlton Kirby. I really, really do.
(Non TdF fans, you probably don't realise the amazing job the Eurosport commentators do of chuntering along through days that make Test Match cricket look like thrill a second stuff (which it is). I got into the TdF about eight years ago and could watch all day. Lots of hardcore cycling fans hate the waffle, and slag off the likes of Carlton and David Duffield, who is off-mike this year, but I couldn't enjoy the rambling more.)