On a clear windy day...
For a few days last week, the Mistral (the "master wind" of Provence) blew with sufficient force to "tear the horns off the oxen," as the local saying goes. On the ITER site, we know of no oxen that suffered any loss, but a strong gust carried away the large flag that stood at the north edge of the platform.
On the more positive site, the Mistral does a fantastic job of cleaning the landscape, washing away the haze and bringing out the pristine colours of the land (and the construction site).
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