Sue from “a word in your ear” opened her dictionary this week and out fell “weather”. That great topic of conversation.
So here are some photos of the different types of weather we have encountered on our travels, and at home.
First up is Burleigh, my home town. A tornado roared through a few weeks ago. It whipped the ocean into a frenzy of towering waves and huge swell. All night I could hear the pounding of the waves on the rocky shore. Next day I biked down to capture the over-powering might of the ocean.
But then on a good day the sun comes out and so do the tourists…
In New Zealand I took the cruise to see Milford Sound and it rained, it poured down, but the experience of those magnificent, moody sheer walls of rock rising from the lake and disappearing into the mist and the waterfalls in full flow will be etched in my memory. I must admit it is quite a different image from the one shown in the tourist brochures…
The Great Ocean Road turned out to be raining one day perfect the next. The side trip to Otway National Park was misty and magical.
I really had to search hard to find rainy, misty photos from our travels in 2012 as most days the sun shone from an azure blue sky. We travelled in New Zealand for 3 months then through the outback of Australia and up to the tropical Northern Territory. With such perfect days the occasional wet day became a relief and a real change in the photographs taken.
Travel is more comfortable and easier when the weather is warm and sunny and this last photo is a testament to those beautiful sunny days…