Duncan in Gibraltar
To walk from the Spanish border to the Rock of Gibraltar it is necessary to cross Gibraltar’s active runway.
As I walked into Gibraltar, a sudden wind off the Mediterranean blew my Tilley off. I know, I should have been using the chin strap. As I chased for the hat, a 737 was on final approach to the runway. Driven by adrenaline, I was able to chase and retrieve my Tilley halfway down the runway as the 737 was touching down at the end of it.
Tilley hats and people survive the craziest things.