Is busy and rough today.
A good friend is passing through Wellie tonight, bringing his car over on the ferry. Apparently he is not a good sailor, poor sod. I'm supposed to meet up with him tonight for a hot chocolate, but I'm not too keen on going out in this wind, as I have the beginnings of a head cold. Blah.
You do get some interesting weather there... wouldn't phase me though, I grew up in Hartlepool, which is this little jut of land sticking out into the north sea, right on the point where England bends just bit... so basically, damn all between us and the north pole except for a few oil rigs.
We got huge rip-snorting gales roar though on a regular basis.
The weather here is what you get when you erect a wall of rock across Lat 40S, and then cut a gap in it. Fun with fluid dynamics!
|Date:||September 1st, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)|| |
Looking at the trees in the mid-foreground, I'd guess the wind is whipping along at 25 mph (about 40 km/h) or better there. Definitely breezy!
On the head cold front, perhaps you caught the same one I woke up with. Nothing quite like virtual viral infection...
But I has a virus checker :( How'd you get round it.
On the wind front, the regional council website shows gusts of 30-60 km/h yesterday afternoon. Yesterday morning OTOH,was flat calm. Must be spring!
|Date:||September 1st, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)|| |
I has a virus checker :( How'd you get round it.
Perhaps you whitelisted me?
Oh well. Allow me to shout you a virtual hot lemon and paracetamol, and wish us both a speedy recovery.
|Date:||September 2nd, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)|| |
Thanks. I had to look up paracetamol, which I discovered to be what's called acetaminophen here in the states. It is indeed what I've been taking to deal with the throat pain.