Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Never a dull moment with the military around!
Frugaldom, as many will know, is located within a military low fly zone. This is also part of a Tactical Training Area; they can, apparently, still bomb Luce Bay. Again, see 'Local Hero' for an idea of what life is really like here. But I'm convinced we are subjected to what's commonly known as 'buzzing'. By this, I mean that the farm appears to be used as some sort of target during tactical training exercises, so we often get fast flying fighter jets whizzing overhead, occasionally so low that the heat from the after burners can be felt as they rattle everything around us, send poultry into a feathery flap and scatter sheep and cows in all directions. Today seems to have been one such an exercise - or else the pilots just think it's fun to give me palpitations!
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Posted by NYK in Frugaldom at 16:55