Hail

pool

On the afternoon of Wednesday 9 November this year we had a rather violent hailstone storm pass over our house. Here’s how our swimming pool looked on the day; please do click on the picture to see the full view… Poor Mrs Bob was out in the car at the time. She got caught up [...]

storm

At the end of October this year I wrote a post about Fernvale and Chinchilla, Two Remote Queensland Towns; the final words in that article were ‘storm season has begun‘. Nobody in Australia is more aware of that now than the residents of Kurnell, a suburb in south Sydney. The Bureau of Meteorology issued a [...]

snow

It’s been a strange couple of days. A sinkhole Just up on the coast, about three and a half hours drive to the north, are some popular campsites close to Rainbow Beach. You may remember that Mrs Bob has been there with a friend of hers and the kids, they fed the dolphins. It’s a [...]

storm

You’re probably fed up with me keep showing you videos of storms bashing Australia and only two days ago I said to myself, yes, I do speak to myself sometimes, I said “I’ve got to stop keep showing videos of storms bashing Australia.” That decision was prompted after watching a program about ‘climate change’ which [...]

Kite accident

Yesterday I spoke about the fastest growing extreme sport currently on our shores here in Australia: Kite surfing. But as with all extreme sports, there is an element of danger. Having sold you (hopefully) on the excitement of the sport, it would be very wrong of me not to warn you of those dangers. The [...]