NOTE (especially Debbie and Louie):
Because it was the eve of 21st June, Senator George Mitchell negotiated with the Rain Gods for a temporary truce. There was to be no rain during the night (it took many diplomats to define the night ). It was hoped that the truce would continue beyond first light (wasn‘t that several weeks ago?) on 21st, but unfortunately the bombardment resumed with even greater ferocity at 0700 hours today.
Nevertheless, we are thankful that we could emerge from our rain bunkers for those few hours … especially on such an auspicious day. We have recorded those precious moments in some photos and video for your pleasure.
The view from our window:
Artistic view of Å:
Dinner arriving … I had cod and Karen had
Karen spots a sea eagle ...
Peter talking … hardly unusual but rarely recorded … most cameras are asleep by then:
Peter not talking … but I think that the seagull on his shoulder is talking … in fact they never stopped all night:
The Russians have arrived …. Taking advantage of the truce
And video proof … they were fishing for state secrets
Various after-midnight images:
And finally, what it’s like to drive after midnight … two clips here … one along the sea-shore … and another arriving back into Å about 12:45 am … quarter to one in the morning: