3 MAY 2008, Page 26

Dover and out

Sir: Alex James’s navigation is even worse than Father John Thackray thinks (Letters, 26 April). Mr James thinks he can cross from Cap de la Hague to the white cliffs of Dover in a light aircraft in ten minutes. Since Cap de la Hague is on the Cherbourg peninsula, far to the southwest, he must be confusing it with Cap Gris Nez, which is about 22 miles from Dover. Nicholas O’Brien

Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire