Thursday, June 9, 2011

Raining Ash

The eruption of the volcano in Chile is now resulting in it raining ash.  The vehicles are grey and  I looked out the window at work and the big macracapa is also grey.  Helicopters and the Islander aircraft are grounded.  The last two airbridges from the UK have both been cancelled with no indication about when the plane may leave the UK.  At the end of the day it is better to be safe then sorry.  In 1991 we were badly effected by the eruption of a volcano in Chile.  The ash is that abrasive that we had to get boots for our working dogs because the ash wore holes in the pads of their feet.  It was so dense at one point that day became very much like night.  Lets hope its not that bad this time.
Christopher is back on Speedwell, Tony from the agriculture department was supposed to fly back to Stanley today but was unable to fly back because the planes are grounded.  He is thinking he may take him over to the mainland tomorrow and then someone can come out and pick him up.

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