LETTER:Isle be seeing you?

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From Mr Bob Musker

Sir: On holiday on the Isle of Skye (600 miles from home) my wife and I became friendly with a couple from Carlisle who were also on holiday.

Thereafter, we exchanged a brief greeting each Christmas but knew nothing of each other's lives - until, on holiday 16 years later, we found ourselves parked next to them on Holy Island, Northumberland.

I imagine that the probability of a single chance encounter of the same couples is of the order of 10-million to one, but Dr Susan Blackmore may have a different answer ("Why chance is no coincidence", 29 August).

Yours sincerely,

Bob Musker

Headcorn, Kent

29 August