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Pollution and Holidays
When it comes to monitoring beaches for pollution, some countries are better
Shark tales make bigger headlines, but water pollution is far more commonand
a greater threat to humans than the creature depicted in Jaws ever was. In the
United States, fouled swimming water is responsible for tens of thousands of
beach closings and health advisories every year. Although there is still no
uniform federal protocol for testing water quality at beaches, information on
water cleanliness at most of the nation’s public swimming beaches can be found
on the Environmental Protection Agency’s site. Outside the United States,
however, travellers are largely left to fend for themselves.
Most pollution at swimming beaches is caused by bacteria associated with
fecal contamination. Some of these bacteria are harmless, but they are often
accompanied by more pernicious pathogens, including E. coli, salmonella,
giardia, and enteroviruses that cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and other
extremely unpleasant symptoms for the millions of swimmers who are exposed to
them every year. Though rare, cholera, hepatitis, and typhoid fever are among
the more serious water-borne maladies found at beaches around the world.
50 ways to save on your holidays
SCHOOLS are clamping down on parents who take
their children on holiday during term time. At best, to get permission for even
one extra day off at either end of a holiday requires a degree of form filling
and letter writing that wouldn’t be out of place in a Soviet police station.
Even then, the final decision rests on the whim of the chairman of governors.
While the difference a day makes to a child’s education is unquantifiable, it
can add thousands of pounds to the price of a family holiday. But with this
option of saving money virtually outlawed, how do you stick within the rules
without breaking the bank?
Here are some examples from the article on how to save money on your holiday.
“Holiday Money” to read the holiday article in full.
4. Travel on the ferry at unsociable times
After years of outrageously high fares, the cross-Channel ferry operators have
woken up to the fact that people aren’t prepared to pay up to £600 to cross a
stretch of water so short you can see the other side from our shores –
especially as you can fly to Spain for a few quid. As a result, fares have
plunged and if you can travel at night, it’s even cheaper.
5. Stay at home
A change is good as a rest so why not move into the spare room or swap rooms
with your kids for a week or two. It’s free and can be great fun especially if
you can agree to swap roles so the children do all the cooking.
6. Share the cost
A holiday home that sleeps 12 people isn’t usually six times more expensive than
one that sleeps two. So if you can bear to share with friends or family you
could save a packet.
22. Visit cheap countries
Sounds obvious but take Greece – once a cheap option for a family holiday.
Rampant inflation on the back of its entry to the euro and its new-found
upmarket view of itself as Olympic host and European football champions, it has
become relatively expensive. Italy on the other hand is still delightfully
23. Don’t use the Gatwick Express
If you’re travelling from central London to Gatwick airport or vice versa you
have a choice or rail operators. The non-stop Gatwick Express, which charges
around £24 one way for an adult, and the two-stop Southern service, which takes
FIVE minutes longer but costs a mere £9. Note: For the Heathrow and Stansted
Express services it’s less clear cut as the alternatives, though cheaper, can be
overcrowded and therefore less reliable.
of Clackriach-Aberdeenshire (near Peterhead)
Devenick-Kincardineshire (near Aberdeen)
Chapel-Aberdeenshire (near Turriff)
Alford-Aberdeenshire (near Aboyne)
Canny-Kincardineshire (near Banchory)
Dye-Aberdeenshire (near Aboyne)
Bridge of Feugh-Kincardineshire
Bridge of Gairn-Aberdeenshire
Hill-Aberdeenshire (near Peterhead)
Chapel of Garioch-Aberdeenshire
Bridge-Aberdeenshire (near Tomintoul)
Cross of Jackston-Aberdeenshire
Bay-Aberdeenshire (near Peterhead)
House-Aberdeenshire (near Turriff)
House-Aberdeenshire (near Aberdeen)
Rule-Aberdeenshire (near Turriff)
Hatton of Fintray-Aberdeenshire
Hillside-Kincardineshire (near Aberdeen)
Howe of Teuchar-Aberdeenshire
Mill-Aberdeenshire (near Peterhead)
O’Neil-Aberdeenshire (near Aboyne)
of Glenbuchat-Aberdeenshire (near Aboyne)
of Logie Buchan-Aberdeenshire (near Peterhead)
of Rayne-Aberdeenshire (near Turriff)
of Skene-Aberdeenshire (near Aberdeen)
of Auchterless-Aberdeenshire (near Turriff)
of Bourtie-Aberdeenshire (near Aberdeen)
of Clatt-Aberdeenshire (near Turriff)
of Fetteresso-Kincardineshire (near Banchory)
Cushnie-Aberdeenshire (near Alford)
Dens-Aberdeenshire (near Peterhead)
Downs-Aberdeenshire (near Peterhead)
Coldstone-Aberdeenshire (near Aboyne)
Lyne of Skene-Aberdeenshire
Wartle-Aberdeenshire (near Turriff)
Milltown of Campfield-Aberdeenshire
Milton of Auchinhove-Aberdeenshire
Milton of Tullich-Aberdeenshire
Moor of Balvack-Aberdeenshire
Muir of Fowlis-Aberdeenshire
Leeds-Aberdeenshire (near Peterhead)
Rayne-Aberdeenshire (near Turriff)
Slacks of Cairnbanno-Aberdeenshire
of Glenmuick-Aberdeenshire (near Aboyne)
Cyrus-Kincardineshire (near Arbroath)
Fergus-Aberdeenshire (near Peterhead)
Green-Aberdeenshire (near Aberdeen)
Station-Aberdeenshire (near Aberdeen)
Woodlands-Kincardineshire (near Banchory)