Tuesday, 20 April 2010

No end in sight to the disruption

Our second day in Paternoster. It is a remote, quiet place and this morning we went for a long walk on the deserted beach. The West Coast is bleak, with cold, dank mists continuously rolling in from the Atlantic. Jon and Amanda, meanwhile, are still in Cape Town, and took the train today to Kalk Bay. We are not too optimistic about gtting back to the UK this week. We are following the continuous BBC news updates, and the news is not encouraging- it may be next week before the wind changes direction and pushes the volcanic cloud towards Canada.

The BBC graphic on the left shows the influence of the cloud on an airliner, while the graphic below shows how it affects a jet engine.

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