I wanted to repost my beautiful flight from Cairns to Sydney recently, these four images show the journey from Queensland to New South Wales and what an Australian summer tends to be like. Beautiful clear waters and blue skies, all before a storm hits and brings a bit of cool. And a double rainbow…
And back in the UK, the ‘Beast from the East’ has arrived.
This is a winter storm that has affected much of the UK and brought some pretty impressive snow drifts. This shot was taken from the Crook Police Facebook page, Crook being a town very close to where I am from.
Now it is very hard to tell the magnitude of the snow problem in the UK, as we are simply unable to deal with winter when snow hits. A couple inches of snow causes chaos, anything more is apocalyptic. Then again, if this is your view upon opening your front door, then maybe you do have an excuse to call work telling them you will be a few hours late…
This photo was taken by the Buckle family in Cumbria, I found the story on the news site Metro. Image from North News & Pictures. This sight would terrify me, especially in an isolated area. Shivers.
I seem to miss the really bad winter storms that we get every few years or so. The last really bad winter I heard about in the UK was when I was living in Texas, not that their winter was kind to me, I remember walking over frozen swimming pools. But since then, each and every UK winter has had a sting in the tail, but not to this extent.
Now I am in Sydney, the same thing has happened. Maybe I am a curse? Like the mythical mothman, instead I am not feared when I am seen but feared when I depart the UK over winter. That is a sign that everyone needs to stock up on bread and fire logs.
How bad do your winters get? Is your country able to deal with snowstorms? You may have one now, typing away ferociously to stay warm. Let me know!