Staring skywards in disbelief
As I headed back home from school this afternoon there were some attractive clouds bubbling up in the sky so I decided to stop and take some photos of the Vandalian Tower, a folly which sits near the top of Harting Hill. As I parked my car I could hear the unmistakeable throb of a Chinook helicopter nearby but it flew off as I walked towards my vantage point. I started snapping away, capturing the tower and surrounding sheep and was absolutely staggered as the Chinook rose from behind the hill (like a scene out of war film footage but rather more rural!), headed straight towards me then proceeded to hover directly above the folly. I kept snapping away through this and captured the photo I’ve posted here. After a few seconds it disappeared behind the hill again and I started walking back to the car, satisfied that I’d captured a good shot for today’s post. As I did so it rose up again and flew straight over the top of me and off into the distance – cue for me to capture some more overhead shots. All the way home I pondered my encounter – it was so surreal – if it wasn’t for the pictures I’d swear I’d dreamt it!