Category Archives: Weather

Ah, that’s better…

Thought I was in a Foreign Country for a bit, but I got blown a few yards down the road yesterday evening and this morning was cool, wet and dreary. That’s more like it. Ta, Welly… Advertisements

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So this is Wellie…

Wellington invariably disappoints. Cam says how great it is to have breakfast at the Maranui Surf Club and watch the breakers crashing in. Yeah right Millpond. @davidslack says he “sometimes gets the feeling landing at Wellington …of being followed by … Continue reading

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The fire

It started on Tuesday about 18km away from some sparks caused by a disc-harrow hitting a stone. Out of control within minutes and that’s still the situation. 2500 people evacuated, only one property lost due to the sparsely populated nature … Continue reading

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Had to happen….

We’re in the middle of a drought. The last significant rain was way back in early December – the 2mm on Christmas Day and 6mm mid-January just evaporated – and the combination of high temperatures and howling souwesterlies has sucked … Continue reading

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Chug. Chug.

Here comes 94 year old bateau de pêche Lily, powering [sic] up the Waimea Inlet channel on a high-ish tide and into a wild sou-westerly with mon ami Patrice at the helm. I zipped down to Port Hoddy just in … Continue reading

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Bloody southwesterly…….

The Provence has the Mistral, someone else has the Chinook and someone elser has the Santa Ana. We have the BLOODY SOUTHWESTERLY. Comes howling over the Moutere, down over the Waimea estuary and then up the slope. To us. If … Continue reading

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…up the Motueka valley, there’s a one-lane bridge without signage. Or there’s signage without a one-lane bridge. Probably the former. This turned up on the sandspit at Motueka beach. Shame to leave it lying around….

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