Tonight’s blog was going to be about Napier and its Art Deco buildings. However, I’ve had a few messages from people asking me if I’m ok and whether I was on White Island.
I am fine.
My friends and I are nowhere near White Island. We are safe and well.
Sadly, five people are feared to have been killed in the eruption (BBC, Guardian) and more are missing.
It doesn’t feel right to gloss over that and ‘sail into’ a “meanwhile I’ve had a lovely day” post.
Usual service will resume tomorrow.