S , the symbol for Sulphur, the periodic table gives details of… atomic number 16, atomic weight 32.064, and the smell at our place was just that. After 7 p.m. last night, I looked outside, nothing to see, but the smell was there , invisible, but overwhelmingly putrid, and strong . I rang a neighbour and her words were “ it STINKS”, so I knew it was not my imagination. A quick check on Geonet, no further activity, and a phone call to the GNS department at Taupo. The man there was going to pass on my message to one of the technicians, and it would be added to their collected data, and today I read it was also smelt in Wellington. The wind change has blown it south to us, and there was a little more ash , a very fine layer on the outside table that has a glass top, not covering it but I could leave a line in it with my finger.I hope the residents in the Tongariro,Lake Rotoaira area and other areas nearby can cope with the clean-up, the uncertainty of wondering if another explosion will occur, if, when, or maybe. We can all be very thankful no-one was in a hut overnight, specially the one that was damaged. Both photos, courtesy of the Internet.
Quotation of the day, Author unknown,
“ Celebrate your success and stand strong when adversity hits, for when the storm clouds come in,
the eagles soar while the small birds take cover”
Cheers from Jean