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Not any more…

30mm last night That’s the first significant rain for almost 3 months. Walking on the lawn sounded like walking on cornflakes… Advertisements

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Monthly Theme Day – Mar 2019 – Green

Here in the Top of the South, we can’t offer much “green”. A few weeds, but they’re struggling too. Despite 7mm on Sunday, there’s been no rain since Christmas Day, temperatures in the 30s and non-stop sou-westerlies. Which means that … Continue reading

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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…

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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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