The mist was slightly thinner today on my walk. As if to reinforce my latest rant a car had fallen off the road during the night. It looked almost as if it had almost managed to climb back out of the deep ditch but couldn't quite make it. In Denmark I am not allowed to show photographs of such events on pain of prosecution, heavy fines and/or imprisonment.
The politicooze and human rights lawyers are still discussing whether shopkeepers can share their security camera footage with other nearby shopkeepers to warn of and identify shoplifters. The right to steal vastly exceeds the shopkeepers right to economic survival in Denmark. The police do not attend mere shoplifting cases according to the media. Leaving the shopkeepers with quite a dilemma. The shopkeepers can usually found guilty of something. While the thief goes free.
Further on, a small, brown bird of prey nearly took my head off as it escaped from a hedge across the road with a squawk. Not much bigger than a blackbird, it shot over the roof behind me and out of sight. It was probably hunting for sparrows. The church must have been preparing for a funeral. With its large, Danish flag at half mast and the gate and door wide open. Sadly, there was no sign of life. It turned wet and nasty later so my ride was postponed.
Sunday 5th 35F, 2C, breezy, heavy overcast with mist. Rain forecast for later. A 40 minute walk to the village and back. The lopsided car had been removed but there were several scars on other verges where vehicles had obviously gone badly off-road. A late morning ride into the cold easterly wind returning suitably laden. Horribly grey and miserably cold. Only 7 miles.