Thursday, January 05, 2006

Summer warmth

After a lovely visit with friends Sharkey and Sean in Kaiapoi near Christchurch we tootled South through alternating sunshine and heavy rain. I saw first hand how unsustainable farming is in Cantebury with giant irrigation machines, like aliens spraying water onto paddocks of grass in the middle of a windy day. We could practically see the precious water evaporate before our eyes. The bridges took us across almost dry river beds.

Ah, Dunedin summers, I remember them- a lot like a Northland winter: cool and rainy. Philippa lit a fire for us when we arrived in a squall. Persia and Gobi were most appreciative. Date stamp this photo 4 January 2006, the summer that wasn't much!

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