Racing the Hurricane

I've been racing against the arrival of hurricane Earl in Labrador. And been having a crash course in french vocabulary and hurricanes eg Ouragan is the word for hurricane. The local people have been getting very excited describing the hurricane's route and strength as it approaches north east Canada, unfortunately I'm not able to fully understand everything they've been saying, just joining in with the 

"ooh la la you're going to be riding a bike through the hurricane- bonne chance"


More later.