SPC C and I recently traveled to a post we've visited on a number of occasions, and while there, we rode along with some of our buddies who went out on a patrol. At one point we wound up at a location that had some rather lovely views across a wide river valley.
See if you can spot it in the photo above -- without scanning down the page to the close-up views.
In the meantime, here's a photo of SPC C with the valley in the background. The bridge in the photo is actually very famous.
Earlier, I'd gotten to know a couple of the medics who were at the post we were visiting. They gave me the opportunity to practice my Italian, too.
Below are the close-ups I promised you earlier.
Did you notice all the trash that has been dumped over the edge of that ridge? Quite a view. It's a sad (and decidedly unlovely) reality in this part of the world.
Blessings and peace to one and all,
Fr. Tim, SJ