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Fire and brimstone

posted 7 Aug 2012, 02:44 by Sandra Kirby
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We woke this morning to the news that Mt Tongariro had erupted overnight.  Thoughts went to Bex and Mike.  I wasn'tclear how far removed National Park where they live is from Tongariro, nor was I particularly clear on whether Bex and Mike worked on Ruapehu or Tongariro.

But word from Bex is they work on Ruapehu and the mountains are not connected.  They didn't even notice the eruption.

Maria is the only one of us who has done the Tongariro Crossing.  No one will be doing it in the near future judging by this picture.

Looks not unlike the images of the Mars dust being beamed back from the Curiousity. 
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