We took a quick trip over the FOB Lagman yesterday. I tagged along so I could mail some stuff home. FOB Apache does not have a Post Office, so it requires a trip to Lagman to send mail out. I like to think that is why I am so lousy at sending written letters. As luck would have it, I was able to get the right front seat of the LMTV, which allows me to take pictures. I am surprised the pictures look as good as they do considering there is a thick layer of armored glass between me & the subjects of my photographs, hence the title of my earlier posts here & here.
I haven’t written a lot about Lagman. It is a much larger base on the opposite end of Qalat from Apache. Both bases are on the south side of Highway 1 and as a crow flies we are actually very close. It isn’t a very long drive, but it does require us to go down through the edge of Qalat that runs along Highway 1. The traffic, vehicular, bicycles and pedestrian can at times be very chaotic, which can lead to some tense moments as things get more crowded than is comfortable. I will try to remember to write a bit more about Lagman a different time, but I would like to include photos, so it will need to wait until I take some.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy some shots of scenes on the way there & back.
Thanks for looking!