Well since my last up date news has obviously gotten around, and I can just imagine the hoo haa out there on Henderson Island that the Rat Exterminator is on route.
There must be war drums beating, gathering the flocks to the central rat
square in the coral caverns of this ancient historic island to plan their
strategy and tactics.
Its already working because in looking at the weather forecasts they have
already put the fear of god into us, and potentially canceled, or best
postponed our arrival until they have prepared for the on
Rats are very very cunning creatures, because today's forecast has suddenly
changed and shows that they have conjured up a powerful tropical depression
building quickly in the NNW of us and intensifying over Pitcairn and
Henderson islands, bringing gale and storm force winds into the area and
very heavy rain for 2 to 3 days ( they must remember from last year that
rat bait isn't any good if it rains hard)
Soooo, the plot thickens, we cant head to Henderson as the worst of the
winds are coming early from that direction, and even if we could we couldn't
land anyone on the shore with the surf and a tiny narrow cutting in the reef
that will only allow a small zodiac to pass at high tide and in calm
So we are mulling over ideas and ways that we can keep the Rat Exterminator
and his team in situ until the storm passes, but in the mean time we will
have to try to find a side of Pitcairn to hopefully weather out the storm,
and not get blown out to sea and have to deal with it out there.