Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Speaking of ash clouds



We have a volcano in this part of the world – well the place is lousy with them really (which, according to my dentist is why there is so much fluoride in the water and why I have to use rain water or Cool Blue water from Dar es Salaam to avoid fluoride staining on my child’s teeth. The things you learn when you have a baby!) Anyway, we have a volcano here called Oldonyo Lengai. And every now and then she erupts. And all the pilots fly in a little closer to have a look. Once a friend did just that – flew in a little closer to and got a slick of ash all over her windscreen. And then had to go and find a rain cloud to fly through to clean it. Hmmm!

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Picture window with moths

12 comments:

Angela said...

The Eyjafjallajökull is also starting to spit again. Don`t mess with volcanoes, nowhere! They are like Lamas. Before you know it, you have to look for a rain cloud.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Of course, dirty plane? Look for a rain cloud! Too cool. Also like the gogga view!

Mud in the City said...

How very practical! Now why didn't BA think of that....?

Lemon Gloria said...

Oooh, the ash clouds look like hands of God reaching out. They're beautiful!

Spiny Marshmallow said...

Jeez that's a a bit brave...hell pilots. Shew. Mud's quite right - why didnt BA just think of that?

Val said...

blimey - flying over active volcanoes must be bumpy??
does anyone know how to say the name of the icelandic volcano??

Shiny said...

Is that the moon playing amongst the moths in your window? Wow xx

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Most of our volcanoes are quiet. It was 20 years ago when Mt. St. Helens erupted. However if one were to be concerned about such things in the U.S. our most disturbing area would be at Yellowstone National Park which sits in a giant caldera. Scientists think it just a matter of time before it blows which could cause much more of a catastrophe than Mt. Etna, Mt. St. Helens, or Eyjafijallajokull. Sort of a scary thought, eh?

Lori ann said...

dear miranda,

off the subject of volcanos for a moment...

Happy first mother's day!! I hope you have a most special day. Even if tiny daughter is too small to make you breakfast in bed. That's okay, my children never did that either (unless you count cereal).

love,
lori

Angela said...

Back to volcanoes... the Icelandic one is spitting more and more again, and the European airportsare closing again. Annika and family (including baby Caroline) are stuck on Mallorca, with a view over the Mediterranean Sea, three pools, and a large barbecue terrace. Oh well.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

It's obvious really when you think about it - ash then rain - all sorted! Lovely billowy photo.

JoeinVegas said...

I thought flouride was good for kids teeth? Perhaps it's just too much that stains.