Friday, 22 August 2014

Bardarbunga!

I know it sounds more like something from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles but I have to say that word is striking fear into the hearts of my grandchildren.

It's the volcano in Iceland which is showing heavy seismic activity with magma swelling near the surface & a string of earthquakes.

The risk to flights & other aircrafts has been raised to orange, the second highest level. If it erupts there could be tons of volcanic ash created and an exclusion zone in place of hundreds of miles to prevent the dust from destroying aeroplane engines. I remember the disruption that caused in Northern Europe four years ago.

Now why is this news affecting my grandchildren? Because they're due to fly to Disney World, Florida in 10 days!

I feel a cruise coming on!