- Friday 6th June saw this year's Ratting Day. For various reasons it
has been impossible to hold it sooner, which meant that although dry
and calm, the weather was a bit cooler than we would have liked. And
by this time of year the rats have burrowed deeper, requiring more
work to dig them out.
The gangs sent out at first light. There were 8 teams - Below The
Hill, Coolers, Daily's Hill, Bill's Hill, Farm, Second Watron, Red
Body Hill and Twitty Patch.
The Administrator and the MO, among others, provided transport for the
families out to the Patches later during the morning and back in time
for the judging at 1800.
Also reported from Tristan is that on the night of Friday 6th June
someone saw two distress flares in the distance to the west of
Inaccessible. Nothing was heard on the radio distress frequency,
despite frequent calls by Andy Repetto. Andy reported the incident to
Cape Town maritime, but there were no reports of any missing vessels.
They are currently checking with Rio and Montevideo.
--courtesy Radio Saint FM, St. Helena