From the 2010 archives: Like modern gypsies we wandered Europe looking for a way home. When the Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted in Iceland the ash shut airspace especially across the Atlantic. I was one of those stranded in Europe. My flight out of Athens was cancelled and I heard that I might be able to get a flight in Zurich. Getting from Corfu to Switzerland meant hopping on a ship bound for Venice.
That night, in the middle of the Adriatic Sea somewhere between Italy and Croatia, the stranded – packed together on an overcrowded boat – started to sing. Listen to my report for CBC Radio.