Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Volk and I Go Scouting

Kashtanka has gone back to live with Sveta. Kashtanka has not been well and seems to be allergic to something here.  Volk is quite happy to be alone.  No barking, no howling and so well behaved on walks.  Today was a nice cool breezy day so we went to a new area I had been curious about since I saw it on Google Earth. On the map it looked so much longer than my usual route I hesitated to try it until it was cooler.  The actual difference is only about 0.5 km (3 km vs 2.5 km).

The area with all the white appears to have been the beginnings of something which was then abandoned.  It is flat and surrounded by a ridge about 2 meters high of what I assume to be topsoil scrapped off long ago.  What ever was to have happened never did.  Possibly as a result of the collapse of the Soviet Union, I do not know.  Now that I have seen it, I can at least ask.

New route in red, usual route in yellow
Grown up to weeds

The trail was very fine powdery dust

Some places nothing grew
Volk enjoying exploring new territory

8 comments:

  1. It's always nice to have a new route. Switches things up a big!

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  2. your easier to be picked off by assassins if you take the same route too.

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    1. good point. I must be on someone's hit list by now

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    2. You live in a place where it would be interesting to play around with a metal detector. Garret has one (ACE-150) for around one hundred dollars.
      just a thought
      the Ol'Buzzard

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    3. Good idea. Must be lots of old stuff here as the area has been settled for 100's of years

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  3. Happy Volk! The change must have been fun for both of you! :-)

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    1. We were both happy. And walking at 20C is much more fun than 30C which it has been for weeks. Tonight I was actually cool.

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