We heard a helicopter hovering, and hovering, and hovering. It seemed not to be going away. Sometimes they do this when the government is looking for fields of marijuana. But this didn’t even sound like that. Ben and I went to look and saw that it was the power line inspection helicopter doing something new.
Every few months or so they fly along the power line corridor inspecting the lines, poles and such. Usually they’re fast. This time they were stopping at each pole and hovering sort of nose down for extended periods, gradually shifting around the power poles. It looked like a funny dance.
When they turned I saw that there was a guy sitting out on the door sill with what looked like an automatic weapon cradled in his lap. I’m almost sure it wasn’t… More likely it was a scope or something for closely inspecting insulators, poles and wires.
They were there for a long time as we have close to a mile of the high tension power lines crossing our mountains. This meant they had a lot of stops to make before finally passing over the ridge into the next valley.
Outdoors: 41°F/25°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 59°F/55°F
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