When the met service forecast 600 mm of rain I thought that it was a mistake. We are used to heavy rain warnings of 150 mm, we get concerned when they forecast 250 mm but 600 mm? That morning the rain began to fall, puddles formed and drains started to over flow. The rain kept falling. The grocery order arrived and Scotty the driver looked like a ghost - he had just driven over the Wanganui bridge where he could see the bridge moving as the pressure waves battered his truck. He was the last person accross before the bridge failed.
In early 2012 Penny & Nairn moved from central Wellington to South Westland. Welcome to the record of their adventures.