Posted by Peter Ceresole on September 13, 2017 at 05:31:08 user PeterC.
In Reply to: Re: “It’s far the best camp we’ve ever had,” said Mate Susan. . . posted by andy clayton on September 12, 2017 at 03:11:25:
It was motor traffic breaking up the surface of the old water-bound roads that led to the authorities tarring them all.
That sort of thing still goes on, even with a loose AR connection.
In Siberia one winter, around the end of the Soviet Union, we found that in a steelworks town they would dump hot slag from the steelworks on the icy roads in town, in huge explosions of steam, which would melt and re-freeze to create a kind of abrasive ice-bound surface which people could drive on as though it was a dry road.
In the spring it would melt, and the acidic slag would drain into the river and kill all the fish.
Nobody cared, except the local fishermen, and nobody cared much about them. Anyway they had lakes to fish in, which we were told were full of PCBs.
I don't suppose that AR would have come across these apparently eternal Russian attitudes when he was there. Far too much happening...
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