Winter in the UK
I’ve never done this before, compare an Aussie summer with an English winter, but the events of the weekend over in the UK have been quite shocking. Well, I thought it was just the weekend, but it seems the UK’s wild storms have been bashing the country since the end of October last year.
I don’t usually do this either, show a YouTube video on the Monday, but this was what was going on in the usually quiet fishing port at Newlyn in Cornwall just three days ago…
That’s only scratching the tip of the very wet surface, here’s a comprehensive pictorial roundup of what’s been going on in the UK over the last few months, courtesy of the BBC…
I’ve always been very quick to write about the extreme weather conditions we have here in Australia, but life threatening weather isn’t restricted to this country and what is happening in the UK at the moment has quite rightly been described as a “tragedy” by the current UK Prime Minister.
Lives (3 so far I think) have been lost, but going forward I hope everyone in the UK manages to stay safe.
Summer in Australia
The contrast couldn’t be more stark.
This weekend was another hot one, so we took off to a coastal location ourselves, looking for a little bit of seabreeze.
We went to Woody Point, which is just the other side of the Houghton Highway going towards Redcliffe. So about 30 minutes drive north east of Brisbane city centre.
Even though the temperature gauge in my car was telling me it was 35°C, the breeze at Woody Point was so efficient it had cooled people down enough for them to carry on with their usual fitness regime.
We had cyclists…