Rice and choppers

For the last week, truckloads of rice have been coming off the Dili docks escorted by the GNR.  I presume this means that the rice shortage is well and truly over.  I would still like to know how it really happened in the first place.

This evening, I was aroused by a new sound.  It says something when you start to notice unusual helicopter sounds.  First it was the Blackhawks, then the dulcet tones of the Kiowa and the commercial tones of the choppers from Heavy Lift.

This new one is noisy and slow.  I presume this is the first sweep around town of the Kiwi Iriquois choppers.  If they swoop low, they will frighten the horses, dogs, cats, pigs and sleeping babes.