Mijts Blog

Tavurvur is alive and well!!

by on Aug.08, 2011, under Uncategorized

It has been ages since we posted here – just busy with our everyday lives in PNG!!
Our nearby volcano has been very quiet for over a year – often referred to as ‘volcano dead now’!. Well she certainly came alive again this week – a few big bangs and plenty of ash coming out – although intermittently. On Saturday we walked across the road to the golf course to take some photos of the current activity.

We have been having quite a few gurias (earthquakes ) lately too. Woke 3am Sunday to a big bang followed by much shaking and creaking of the house. Eventually flew out of bed – but then it stopped! It was a 5.1 centred about 84km away. We get a bit blase about them as they occur so regularly but every now and then a stronger and longer one makes you start to think you should leave the house – but then they usually stop!

As you can tell by the golf course we have also been having a lot of rain lately – making up for what was a dry ‘wet season’.

I played golf on Sunday – in my first monthly medal event. It was very wet and muddy BUT (with the help of my high handicap!) I won the ladies monthly medal – a frying pan and an engraved pewter wine goblet – very chuffed!! (Although I refused to chug the beer that came with the goblet -had to use a friend to do that for me!)

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