Balloons seem to be becoming a thing. The super smart Los Angeles folks are a little alarmed by the reaction in Washington. The 1967 Outer Space Treaty says that no nation can lay claim to outer space. Outer space in this sense is usually taken to mean anything that's in orbit 300,000 feet up and above - the Karman line. To confuse things the 1944 Chicago Convention which controls airline movements says that nations do have control of the skies above them up to around 60,000 feet. So that means a great big chunk of air between 60,000 and 300,000 feet has never been regulated. Seems that some new treaties are going to be needed - and soon.
Sophie starts her day with an enthusiasm that is infectious. The sky is cloudless, the sunrise golden and the wind has subsided . Curlews and oystercatchers are chased. My shaggy companion makes it quite clear that life is simply wonderful and we shouldn't waste a moment in searching out great adventures.