Friday, April 06, 2018

R Rant

WTF are we doing in this horrible windy place (Cowes, Phillip Island), said R. Why aren't  we sunning ourselves in Queensland?

Step forward to a day or two later to an overheard conversation on a tram covering the same period. "I was in Queensland and it just rained and rained. We were at (I forget which one but a big amusement park on the Gold Coast), and it just rained the whole day".

A whole day of raining is rare in Melbourne. Sydney has more rainfall than we do.

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  1. LOL The grass is not so greener!

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    1. Jayne, actually I have heard plenty of bad weather stories from Queensland.

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  2. You never know what you're gonna get.(lol) Hugs...RO

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    1. Indeed you don't RO. Thanks.

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  3. I recall some very wet Easters in Sydney but this year the long weekend was not only dry but warm; in fact our warmest Easter in 112 years.

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    1. Victor, nothing to do with climate change, though. It is looking ok for next Tuesday, 28 and 10% chance of rain.

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  4. My son lives in Brisbane and he said they had weeks of rain so not sunny one day and perfect the next or something like that up there.
    Merle......

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    1. Merle, indeed it isn't. Luckily when we visited Surfers, the weather was lovely.

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  5. Its true we have had rain for weeks now. Sad for holiday makers and the Commonwealth Games but great for our dams, forests and gardens.

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    1. Diane, while I know you love Melbourne's cold and wind when you visit, I am not sure how I would deal with so much rain. How do you keep your car clean? Here when it doesn't rain for long periods, if your car washing timing right, the car can stay clean for a long time.

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  6. I get annoyed when I see holiday-makers on TV complaining about the weather. You'd swear they never ever have rain where they live.

    They're on holidays, for god's sake...relax and enjoy the time off. Why they allow rain to dampen their holiday beats me! They believe the skies should remain clear and cloud-free just for them! The Me! Me! Society in full swing!

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    1. Lee, you must have had guests complaining about the weather. Your point is valid. Look at the weather before you travel, but at times you can be unlucky and just have to wear it. Your holiday was planned, get on with it.

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  7. I wouldn't mind a bit of extra rain hereabouts.

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    1. River, I saw a rainfall map recently. SA centred on Adelaide is in trouble for rainfall, as are we here.

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  8. We would love some sun right now. we have none, just rain, rain, rain. Tomorrow it is to be a high wind storm and I shudder for the maple out back. Good you were far from the rain even though it may have been windy. I enjoyed a google maps tour of your holiday on Phillip Island.

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    1. Strayer, not good but surely your weather will improve soon. I must remember to be accurate about the places when we travel.

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