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Thursday, 22 November 2007

Ushguli, early November 2007

What a dramatic difference overnight in the mountains can make. A night of snowfall transformed the world; it continued the next day, giving my group of 11 Bulgarians and a Georgian some apprehension about the trip home. My writing this from Tbilisi means that we accomplished it - with a layover in Mestia to break up the long trip. We seemed cursed, however, to arrive only in darkness while travelling to, in or from Svaneti, as happened in all 3 cases.

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My next post, tomorrow evening Georgian time, hopefully will be from Ushguli by what I call MMM - Magti mobile modem. Tomorrow I travel there, and by evening I hope to have things up and running to continue posting as though there were no difference. Stay tuned!

2 comments:

jsi said...

The snow brings a quiet calm to the landscape. Our snow has just begun to fall yet it will warm up and then freeze, warm then freeze, so not much will remain.
Embrace and enjoy your day today!

Tony Hanmer said...

Thanks for the comment - I too find that snow brings quiet. I once wrote a song called "Silence Fell", about the way I could hear God's voice in the silence of snowed-in St Petersburg, Russia, when I was there in the early 1990s.