Saturday, February 27, 2010


We awoke this morning to reports of the massive earthquake in Chile, and tsunami warnings for New Zealand.

Normally on a Sunday we have to wait until 6 pm for any news programme on the television, but today there are news alerts every half hour.

Fortunately we are on the West Coast, and well away from all the beach walking we were doing only a couple of weeks ago in the Catlins and other places.

There will be some effect on the West Coast, but not so much as the East Coast, the whole of which is affected. This is good, because here our accommodation is virtually at sea level, with just some sand and one row of houses between us and the sea.

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