The Astrakhan Coat dream

M Aunt (or was it my mother)had a black coat of thin delicate sheep skin, very fine tight curls and exotic looking. It was along time ago, but I always remember it being called an Astrakhan coat.

I came to Astrakhan looking for one, or maybe a hat of this exquisite material. No luck.

But I have found out that this skin was from the slinkees  skins as we in NZ call the premature dead lambs.

We move on again today skirting a safe distance above the top of Georgia area troubles, it is 40 degrees and very humid and we have a few hot days to get to the Crimea, part of Ukraine.

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