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  • Bob Conrich
    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
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 13, 2008
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      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
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