Thrust Part 4- South African connection via London
The real story with Zac's Simon Anderson thruster is how close it came to being part of the boardcollector collection. When Zac contacted me with his offer to sell the board I was naturally very interested. But how was I ever going to get a 1981 South African Country Rhythm Simon Anderson thruster from South Wales in the UK to California? The freight would be double the value of the board, (the true maximum value of the board being US$450 to $500). Unless someone was going to Wales or at least the UK who could pick it up and hand carry it to the US. So I go to work the next day and learn I'm off to Berlin for a meeting. Well Berlin co-incidentally close but not walking distance. Till I realize I've got a 3 hour layover in Hethrow. Wait a minute. All the elements are starting to line up. Shipping to the unaccompanied baggage store at Hethrow would be under $60. I could pick it up on the way back to California and it could take it's rightful place beside it's cousins, my original Energy thrusters. As I write this I'm on the plane over the Atlantic marveling at how the universe conspires to make amazing things happen but the folly of men always endeavours to stop them.