Wednesday, 8 October 2008
Hurricane Ike and Chantrelles
Kathy tells me that back in Newtonmore her Chantrelle mushroom gathering has come to an end for this season. The current wet and windy weather which has also brought low temperatures and snow on the hill tops has caused lots of deteriation to any remaining mushrooms growing in our local birch woods.
Hurricane Ike also caused some amazing damage to the oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and here are a couple of photos from the Eugine Island fields - offshore Louisiana. Yep, it's amazing that a nice winnowing breeze on a sunny beach can transform it's self into a violent hurricane by the time it reached the West Indies and beyond.