Monday, June 08, 2009

Home On The Range


A few miles from Laverstone, on the other side of the chalk, lie the Norfolk Broads and while a good portion of the broads is a nature reserve, several square miles of it, although not actually a square of land (or marsh), is the Royal Air Core practice range. It’s effectively a military zone with stiff penalties for trespass. Jasfoup and Felicia wander about there from time to time and have only once had to dodge the testing of some new air-to-ground missiles.

In the vert centre of the area is a small wooden cottage where the gamekeeper lives. John Fleishman looks after the wildlife in the area and has a bunker to retreat to when the military is test firing. His home on the range and solitary occupation also doubles as an excellent cover for his Denizen status. A half-Trow* (on his mother’s side) is hard pressed to find somewhere to live.

*Shetlands troll

4 comments:

aims said...

A good place indeed to live - guess earplugs might come in handy too.

Again - love - 'the chalk'. Don't know why but those words always get me.

Leatherdykeuk said...

It romanticises the land :)

stephanie said...

Ho! Excellent. Didn't quite excepct a Denizen there, but why not? In retrospect, it seems perfectly natural.

Leatherdykeuk said...

He keeps himself to himself ;)