The Bridge

BridgeGreeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas. Now as you’ll know Me and Nellie live in the sunny Mangamahu valley, located between Wanganui and Hunterville on the back road out from Fordell.  The only way into the valley is over Bridge 46, or as it is  more commonly called Wyley’s Bridge.  This bridge crosses over the Whangaehu River. The bridge was built in 1957 and is now in danger of falling down became three of the bridge’s timber transoms are rotting. The bridge is very important economically to the valley, because over 100,000 sheep, 5000 cows, 500 tonnes of wool, 600 tonnes of kiwifruit and 1000 tonnes of maize travel out of the valley over the bridge each year. Going the other way, 2000 tonnes of fertilizer comes into the valley. By 2020 it is estimated that a million tonnes of logs will flow out of the valley. So as you can see, loyal readers the bridge is very important.  Now onto other things.

The earthquakes seem to have stopped after another big 6.6 quake  on Friday afternoon at 2:31 pm.  Mummy was working at the museum, which was full of children, just ending a poetry reading competition.  New Zealand children have been taught what to do in the event of an earthquake and all the children followed instructions and as soon as the quake was over, the museum was evacuated and every assembled out in the forecourt.  You can read about the earthquake here:

Love Nellie and Jasper, who have been such good doggie woggies as you can see from the photo.

Me and Nellie being Siamese twins

Me and Nellie being Siamese twins

Look, Look S.O.D (someotherdoggy) has been to visit Us again.  Bad dog.


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17 Responses to The Bridge

  1. Dina says:

    I’m glad you’re not hurt and keeping cool in the whole situation.

  2. Emmadog says:

    That back to back photo is great! Love it!

  3. Mags Corner says:

    You all make cut Siamese twins. Now who in the world broke the pot…we know it was neither of you sweeties. We can see how nice you are being. Hugs and nose kisses

  4. Nikitaland says:

    I can’t believe you guys are getting that many earthquakes! WOW! Keep safe! That photo of you two on the porch is so adorable! How sweet! I guess SOD broke those pots?

  5. oh Nellie and Jasper that photo of you both is just the best! Hoping they will be able to repair your bridge and I hope those nasty earthquakes leave you alone! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  6. You are absolutely perfect twins! I hope neither of you is responsible for the broken pot…. Your earthquakes were on our news the other day. Scary! Stay safe.

    Love and licks,

  7. So happy dat y’all are ok. I heard about it on the news today (in the USA). Sounds like you two were real brave. Way to go!

  8. Just heard about the EQ and rushed to read if you and Nellie were doing ok. Sooooo glad to hear your family is safe. (Miss D says to tell you she thinks the pot broke itself. Or maybe the EQ did it—Bad EQ! No!)

  9. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Love those Siamese twins, BOL. Yikes, those quakes are worst than here
    Benny & Lily

  10. dougalldog says:

    Are you sure that pot didn’t fall over in a quake?

  11. b9k9 says:

    Wow, that Siamese twins photo is just gorgeous! And so glad you are all well. Me and my Sis Pip have no idea what an Earth-quake is, but it sounds really scary.

    Love from Ninnie, the most inquisitive Maremma in the Queen’s Land.

  12. Kyla says:

    They survived the Loma Prieta earthquake which was a 7.1. Lucky for Them that all They lost was a pot.

  13. Misaki says:

    Love your back to back pic, so cool!

  14. Hope the bridge is fixed and glad you were safe in the earthquake. Lee and Phod

  15. raisingdaisy says:

    Glad the rumblings have stopped and you’re all safe.

  16. You guys look great as siamese twins. be safe

  17. Basil says:

    Glad that you guys are safe!

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