Thursday, November 16, 2006

Crisis in Packwood

If any of you have been reading An Englishman in Nyu-Gun you'll be familiar with my obsession with my namesake town Packwood, Lewis County, WA. It's my stated mission to visit said town and proclaim myself as its rightful king.

Well, it seems that I may already be too late - there's a very real danger that Packwood may not be there by the time I get round to visiting, sorry, conquering: catastrophic floods have caused the town to be evacuated, with at least one house having been washed away. You can read the news report here.

Is this the end for Packwood?

PS. I'm in Wellington, New Zealand at the moment - can't believe it's exactly a month till I'll be back in the UK...