Wednesday, May 19, 2010

30 Years Ago

I was in Portland Oregon 30 Years ago when Mount St Helens erupted on May 1980 - barely 50 miles away - the town was covered that evening with the fine as talcum powder but gritty volcanic ash. The ash went straight through vehicle air filters into engines as airborne grinding paste with catastrophic results on the bores.


Murray said...

What was Vesuvius like?

PM of NZ said...

Gutsy, M. I may not have worn so well, but I had a good run doing it and am certainly not that old. At least I do not profess to know intimately of such Roman-Grecan times like a certain professional student I have met.