'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Saturday, 7 January 2012

Storm Coming

Here's sunset last night over the river at the back of the house. I always forget how much further around the sun travels in summer before it dips its head goodnight. The cloud formations are lovely but unfortunately they are a sign the forecast is right: we have another storm coming. The chances are high that this time the Rena will break in half completely. This weekend, seven-metre waves are predicted - the highest in the three months since the Rena ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef off the coast of Tauranga.


  1. Beautiful picture!

    I had to look up the Rena in the news archive because I hadn't heard about her stranding. Such a shame ... but at least not an oil tanker.

    I wonder if they'll recover the wine?

  2. Yes Jay. I remember that being on the list of contents. The locals at Mount Maunganui might have done more than a casual identification of container contents if one of THOSE had come ashore!
    (Have you ever read 'Whiskey Galore'? A novel with which I bet Geeb is familier.)

  3. Yes Geeb is very familiar with both the book and with Eriskay where the SS Politician sank.