It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Rado Weather - Do Something!

It's winter in Rado and that means it's foggy and grey in Rado.  It's foggy and grey all day in Rado.  It's foggy and grey every day in Rado.  Yes, it's foggy and grey ALL THE TIME!

Now, I'm an Australian and Australians are pretty much obsessed by weather.  I'm probably worse than most, because I'm from the driest state in the driest country on the planet - good old South Australia.  You'd rarely have a conversation with someone where the subject of weather doesn't come up in some way.

There's never enough rain, or there's too much and there's floods and cereal crop damage.  In Australia, when there's too much winter rain, you get too much summer grass which dries off and then you get bush fires, and with bush fires there are absolutely no winners.

Or you get cyclones up North and they wipe out all the banana and pineapple crops so that's your tropical fruit exports gone.  Or there's hail and that's your stone fruit (peaches, apricots, cherries) exports gone.

So, as you can see, Australia is a wee bit weather obsessed.  Weather, when you're a big island, is pretty crucial, and no matter how lovely it is where you happen to be, it means that someone else is having it hard.

Now I'm living here in grey, foggy Rado and it's been like this for weeks.  We've had no rain, minimal sun, no wind, no storms and nothing except this creeping greyness AND I'M OVER IT!  We need a big storm to blow this all away, and then I'd be happy to be knee deep in snow for the winter.  Please, give me some weather!

Let it blow, let it snow, let it blow ...


  1. According to my colleague, he once didn't see the sun here for 3 months straight. Can you imagine?

    I am actually allergic to fog. No one believes me, everyone just laughs at me, but for real the only time I'm not sneezing is when the sun is shining.

  2. The scary thing is I actually can imagine not seeing the sun for 3 months. I don't know how people in the countries where it's dark for months cope, no wonder they're terribly depressed!


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