Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Saturday 28 November

A bright start to the day, with stunning visibility - 60 miles or so. The sun rose just after half past eight, and will not come very high in the sky at all. I am at latitude 58 north, leaving the sun with just over 8 degrees of height over the horizon at midday. Went down the hardware store, which is located opposite the slaughterhouse. A vehicle had pulled up, which was towing a trailer full of sheep. They stood very calmly, blissfully unaware that they were not long for this world anymore. When I left the store, they had been taken inside.

A train crash in Russia, between Moscow and St Petersburg, has claimed at least 25 lives. A crater has reportedly been found at the trackside, giving rise to speculation about a terrorist bomb attack. Until a couple of years ago, Moscow was the scene of several bomb attacks by Chechen rebels.

More later.

2 comments:

  1. On this peaceful Saturday morning, it is so hard to believe that in other places of the world terror is a part of their everyday life. More and more I'm so thankful for what I have and where I am. Those people and their families will be in my prayers. It is a quiet morning at my house and at 7:38 am it looks like the sun may be trying to come up here too.

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  2. Glad that you are having the sunshine today..we started very wet but now only ! showers !! I don't think I would have liked to see the pair wee sheep about to become our Sunday lunch !!Love Sybil x

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